verb (used without object)
- care plan,
- career girl,
- career woman,
- careers adviser
Origin of career
Examples from the Web for careered
Wildly they careered and brought the heat of midday into far regions of the Heavens that were unused to its untempered rays.Half a Hundred Hero Tales|Various
I jumped up and careered wildly from end to end of the wood.The Romance of the Woods|F. J. Whishaw
She trotted, galloped and careered about us, with an occasional neigh cheerfully given to encourage us in the pursuit.Around The Tea-Table|T. De Witt Talmage
Meanwhile, Wully careered through miles of streets hunting in vain for his lost sheep.Wild Animals I Have Known|Ernest Thompson Seton
The hot blood of the Metis as he careered over the prairie on his steed boiled up at the least provocation.The Romantic Settlement of Lord Selkirk's Colonists|George Bryce
Word Origin for career
1590s, "to charge at a tournament," from career (n.). The meaning "move rapidly, run at full speed" (1640s) is from the image of a horse "passing a career" on the jousting field, etc. Related: Careered; careering.
1530s, "a running (usually at full speed), a course" (especially of the sun, etc., across the sky), from Middle French carriere "road, racecourse" (16c.), from Old Provençal or Italian carriera, from Vulgar Latin *(via) cararia "carriage (road), track for wheeled vehicles," from Latin carrus "chariot" (see car). Sense of "course of a working life" first attested 1803.
see checkered career.