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Meaning of CALLING

Pronunciation:  'koling

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the particular occupation for which you are trained

CALLING is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: career, vocation
 See Also: business, business life, job, lifework, line, line of work, occupation, professional life, specialisation, specialism, speciality, specialization, specialty, walk, walk of life



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Call"ing\, n.
1. The act of one who calls; a crying aloud, esp. in order to
   summon, or to attact the attention of, some one.

2. A summoning or convocation, as of Parliament.

         The frequent calling and meeting of Parlaiment.

3. A divine summons or invitation; also, the state of being
   divinely called.

         Who hath . . . called us with an holy calling. --2
                                               Tim. i. 9.

         Give diligence to make yior calling . . . sure. --2
                                               Pet. i. 10.

4. A naming, or inviting; a reading over or reciting in
   order, or a call of names with a view to obtaining an
   answer, as in legislative bodies.

5. One's usual occupation, or employment; vocation; business;

         The humble calling of ter female parent.

6. The persons, collectively, engaged in any particular
   professions or employment.

         To impose celibacy on wholy callings. --Hammond.

7. Title; appellation; name. [Obs.]

         I am more proud to be Sir Rowland's son His youngest
         son, and would not change that calling. --Shak.

Syn: Occupation; employment; business; trade; profession;
     office; engagement; vocation.

Easton Bible Dictionary

a profession, or as we usually say, a vocation (1 Cor. 7:20). The "hope of your calling" in Eph. 4:4 is the hope resulting from your being called into the kingdom of God.

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