vo·ca·tion  (v-kshn)


1. A regular occupation, especially one for which a person is particularly suited or qualified.
2. An inclination, as if in response to a summons, to undertake a certain kind of work, especially a religious career; a calling.

[Middle English vocacioun, divine call to a religious life, from Old French vocation, from Latin vocti, voctin-, a calling, from voctus, past participle of vocre, to call; see wekw- in Indo-European roots.]

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vocation [vəʊˈkeɪʃən]


1. a specified occupation, profession, or trade

a.  a special urge, inclination, or predisposition to a particular calling or career, esp a religious one
b.  such a calling or career

[from Latin vocātiō a calling, from vocāre to call]

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ThesaurusLegend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun 1. vocation - the particular occupation for which you are trainedvocation – the particular occupation for which you are trained

job, line of work, occupation, business, line – the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; “he’s not in my line of business”
specialism, specialization, specialty, speciality, specialisation – the special line of work you have adopted as your career; “his specialization is gastroenterology”
lifework – the principal work of your career
walk of life, walk – careers in general; “it happens in all walks of life”
business life, professional life – a career in industrial or commercial or professional activities
2. vocation – a body of people doing the same kind of work

body – a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; “the whole body filed out of the auditorium”; “the student body”; “administrative body”
profession – the body of people in a learned occupation; “the news spread rapidly through the medical profession”; “they formed a community of scientists”
press corps – a group of journalists representing different publications who all cover the same topics; “the White House press corps”

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