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Meaning of career

ca•reer

Pronunciation: (ku-rēr'), [key]
— n.
  1. an occupation or profession, esp. one requiring special training, followed as one's lifework: He sought a career as a lawyer.
  2. a person's progress or general course of action through life or through a phase of life, as in some profession or undertaking: His career as a soldier ended with the armistice.
  3. success in a profession, occupation, etc.
  4. a course, esp. a swift one.
  5. speed, esp. full speed: The horse stumbled in full career.
  6. a charge at full speed.
—v.i.
  1. to run or move rapidly along; go at full speed.
—adj.
  1. having or following a career; professional: a career diplomat.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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