verb (used without object)
Origin of career
Synonyms for career
Related Words for careeringbombard, pummel, shower, batter, hurl, assail, pepper, plummet, hurtle, tumble, drop, drive, jump, sink, dip, throw, descend, nose-dive, fly, shoot
Examples from the Web for careering
Contemporary Examples of careering
Remember when we all thought Miley Cyrus careering head first towards rock bottom just because she twerked?The Epic Justin Bieber Meltdown May Be the Most Worrisome One Yet
January 23, 2014
Historical Examples of careering
I feel already as if I were in the saddle, and careering wildly about.The Daltons, Volume II (of II)
Charles James Lever
And for no rhyme or reason I am careering about the verandah in an ecstasy of joy.My Reminiscences
"I saw Peter careering about like a youngster," said the doctor, laughing.Hunter's Marjory
Margaret Bruce Clarke
A slight white figure on horseback was careering in the distance.From Sand Hill to Pine
Away they went once more, careering through the gathering darkness.Robert Falconer
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.