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career

[ kuh-reer ]
/ kəˈrɪər /
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noun

verb (used without object)

to run or move rapidly along; go at full speed.

adjective

having or following a career; professional: a career diplomat.

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Nearby words

care plan, care-free, care-taker, care-worm, careen, career, career girl, career woman, careerism, careerist, careers adviser

Origin of career

1525–35; < Middle French carriere < Old Provençal carriera literally, road < Late Latin carrāria (via) vehicular (road), equivalent to Latin carr(us) wagon (see car1) + -āria, feminine of -ārius -ary
SYNONYMS FOR career
Can be confusedcareen career
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British Dictionary definitions for careering

career

/ (kəˈrɪə) /

noun

a path or progress through life or history
a profession or occupation chosen as one's life's work
(modifier) having or following a career as specifieda career diplomat
a course or path, esp a swift or headlong one

verb

(intr) to move swiftly along; rush in an uncontrolled way

Word Origin for career

C16: from French carrière, from Late Latin carrāria carriage road, from Latin carrus two-wheeled wagon, car
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with careering

career


see checkered career.

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