Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The chief or entire work of a person's lifetime.

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  • noun The main occupation or vocation of a person's life.

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  • noun the principal work of your career

Etymologies

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life +‎ work

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