- vocational education,
- vocational guidance,
- vocational school,
Origin of vocation
Examples from the Web for vocation
“The golden age of Parisian smiles nurtured, and was nurtured by, the rise of dentistry as a vocation,” writes Jones.
It was only once he directed and starred in his own short film that he decided to pursue acting as a vocation.
In short, this Austin native needs to make some hard decisions about his vocation.
“A lot of new members have a sense of public service as vocation,” he says.America’s Catholic Moment, and Its New Breed of Catholic Politicians|Michael Sean Winters|March 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Telling people only what they want to hear has become a vocation.
Ostensibly his vocation was that of a travelling farm-hand, but it was all ostentation.Sally of Missouri|R. E. Young
It was something to get rid of the drudgery of toil, and escape the snubbing and rebuffs of her present vocation.Secret Service or Recollections of a City Detective|Andrew Forrester
His main calling was that of a printer, a vocation of unusual importance and influence in a free community.Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume II (of 2)|Wiliam Cabell Bruce
He can bear evil report as well as good report, and rejoice to fulfil his vocation under the one condition as well as the other.
I don't mean in literature, for that is nothing; and—it may seem odd enough to say—I do not think it was my vocation.Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 6 (of 6)|Thomas Moore
- a special urge, inclination, or predisposition to a particular calling or career, esp a religious one
- such a calling or career
Word Origin for vocation
early 15c., "spiritual calling," from Latin vocationem (nominative vocatio), literally "a calling," from vocatus "called," past participle of vocare "to call" (see voice (n.)). Sense of "one's occupation or profession" is first attested 1550s.