What is career?

  • (verb): Move headlong at high speed.
    Example: "The cars careered down the road"; "The mob careered through the streets"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Career

Career is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as a person's "course or progress through life (or a distinct portion of life)".

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Kelly Osbourne - Career - The Osbournes
... Both she and the Osbourne family have been parodied in Channel 4 comedy, Bo' Selecta in which the rubber-masked Kelly, played by Leigh Francis, has her own show and is always being censored for swearing with bleeps ... In March 2009, Osbourne returned to television with the rest of the Osbourne family on Osbournes Reloaded. ...
Van Morrison - Caledonia
... a prominent role in Morrison's life and career ... has referred to Caledonia so many times in his career that he "seems to be obsessed with the word" ... Scottish roots during his early career, and later in the ancient countryside of England, hence his repeated use of the term Caledonia (an ancient Roman name for Scotland/northern Britain)" ...
Derek Walcott - Biography - Career - Oxford Professor of Poetry Candidacy
... Ruth Padel, also a chief candidate, was elected to the post ... Within days, The Telegraph reported that she had alerted journalists to the harassment cases ...
Enoch Powell - Personal Life
... life that was essential to his political career ... the split with William Gladstone over Irish Home Rule in 1886 as the pivotal point of his career, rather than the adoption of tariff reform, and contained the famous ... duty to his constituents before loyalty to his party or the sake of his career ...
Johnny Bench - Major League Career Statistics
... Bench had 2048 hits for a.267 career batting average with 389 home runs and 1,376 RBI during his 17-year Major League career, all spent with the Reds ... He retired as the career home run leader for catchers, a record which stood until surpassed by Carlton Fisk and the current record holder, Mike Piazza ... In his career, Bench earned 10 Gold Gloves, was named to the National League All-Star team 14 times, and won two Most Valuable Player Awards ...

More definitions of "career":

  • (noun): The particular occupation for which you are trained.
    Synonyms: calling, vocation
  • (noun): The general progression of your working or professional life.
    Example: "The general had had a distinguished career"; "he had a long career in the law"
    Synonyms: life history

Famous quotes containing the word career:

    I began my editorial career with the presidency of Mr. Adams, and my principal object was to render his administration all the assistance in my power. I flattered myself with the hope of accompanying him through [his] voyage, and of partaking in a trifling degree, of the glory of the enterprise; but he suddenly tacked about, and I could follow him no longer. I therefore waited for the first opportunity to haul down my sails.
    William Cobbett (1762–1835)

    John Brown’s career for the last six weeks of his life was meteor-like, flashing through the darkness in which we live. I know of nothing so miraculous in our history.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    They want to play at being mothers. So let them. Expressing tenderness in their own way will not prevent girls from enjoying a successful career in the future; indeed, the ability to nurture is as valuable a skill in the workplace as the ability to lead.
    Anne Roiphe (20th century)