from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A chosen pursuit; a profession or occupation.
- n. The general course or progression of one's working life or one's professional achievements: an officer with a distinguished career; a teacher in the midst of a long career.
- n. A path or course, as of the sun through the heavens.
- n. Speed: "My hasting days fly on with full career” ( John Milton).
- adj. Doing what one does as a permanent occupation or lifework: career diplomats; a career criminal.
- intransitive v. To move or run at full speed; rush. See Usage Note at careen.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One's calling in life; a person's occupation; one's profession.
- n. An individual’s work and life roles over their lifespan.
- n. speed
- n. A jouster's path during a joust.
- v. To move rapidly straight ahead, especially in an uncontrolled way.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A race course: the ground run over.
- n. A running; full speed; a rapid course.
- n. General course of action or conduct in life, or in a particular part or calling in life, or in some special undertaking; usually applied to course or conduct which is of a public character.
- n. The flight of a hawk.
- intransitive v. To move or run rapidly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The ground on which a race is run; a race-course; hence, course; path; way.
- n. A charge or run at full speed, as in justing.
- n. General course of action or movement; procedure; course of proceeding; a specific course of action or occupation forming the object of one's life: as, “honour's fair career,” Dryden.
- n. [Sometimes used absolutely to signify a definite or conspicuous career of some kind: as, a man with a career before him.]
- n. In the manège, a place inclosed with a barrier, in which to run the ring.
- n. In falconry, a flight or tour of the hawk, about 120 yards.
- To move or run rapidly, as if in a race or charge.
- n. A prison; a lock-up; especially, one in a German school or university.
- n. One of the 8 to 12 stalls, closed with bars, from which races were started in a Roman circus. They were arranged with slanting axes in order not to give an unfair advantage to any competitor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the particular occupation for which you are trained
- n. the general progression of your working or professional life
- v. move headlong at high speed
French carrière, from Old French, racecourse, from Old Provençal carriera, street, from Medieval Latin (via) carrāria, (road) for carts, feminine of carrārius, from Latin carrus, a Gallic type of wagon; see kers- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Mid 16th century, from French carrière (a road or racecourse), from Italian carriera, from Old Provençal carreira, from Late Latin carrāria based on Latin carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from Middle French carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from Late Latin carrāria. (Wiktionary)