What is career?

  • (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
    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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Van Morrison - Caledonia
... The name "Caledonia" has played a prominent role in Morrison's life and career ... referred to Caledonia so many times in his career that he "seems to be obsessed with the word" ... deeply interested in his paternal 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 ...
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 ...
Enoch Powell - Personal Life
... provided him with the settled and happy family life that was essential to his political career ... 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 line "Al ... loyalty to his party or the sake of his career ...
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 ...
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. ...

More definitions of "career":

  • (noun): The particular occupation for which you are trained.
    Synonyms: calling, vocation
  • (verb): Move headlong at high speed.
    Example: "The cars careered down the road"; "The mob careered through the streets"

Famous quotes containing the word career:

    I seemed intent on making it as difficult for myself as possible to pursue my “male” career goal. I not only procrastinated endlessly, submitting my medical school application at the very last minute, but continued to crave a conventional female role even as I moved ahead with my “male” pursuits.
    Margaret S. Mahler (1897–1985)

    What exacerbates the strain in the working class is the absence of money to pay for services they need, economic insecurity, poor daycare, and lack of dignity and boredom in each partner’s job. What exacerbates it in upper-middle class is the instability of paid help and the enormous demands of the career system in which both partners become willing believers. But the tug between traditional and egalitarian models of marriage runs from top to bottom of the class ladder.
    Arlie Hochschild (20th century)

    Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting on a woman’s natural fitness for the career of mother: the alternatives are all too expensive.
    Ann Oakley (b. 1944)