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View synonyms for métier

métier

[ mey-tyey, mey-tyey ]

noun

  1. a field of work; occupation, trade, or profession.
  2. a field of work or other activity in which one has special ability or training; forte.


métier

/ ˈmɛtɪeɪ /

noun

  1. a profession or trade, esp that to which one is well suited
  2. a person's strong point or speciality


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Word History and Origins

Origin of métier1

1785–95; < French; Old French mestier < Gallo-Romance *misterium, for Latin ministerium ministry
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Word History and Origins

Origin of métier1

C18: from French, ultimately from Latin ministerium service
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Example Sentences

Qui biens chante et biens dance, fait un metier qui peu avance.

It spins to brave music, this peg-top, but its metier is to spin.

Like many another prince who has come to a violent end, he was born to the wrong metier.

Our metier is not to compare, but to take what pleases us from each.

No subtlety, no tour de metier, if I may so speak, can escape them.

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