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Career appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Deer, deer, oh dear, oh dear,
    your career as a deer is over here
    no, no, oh no, although
    your career as a skellytun's begun.
    (the Roadkill Song)

Career appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Leah career-uprooted artists I trade to or puree, Rachael.
  • "One career fastened it, Wolf", I say, "as if low tide nets a free race, no?"
  • Eva, can I bar an ass, or career across a pass, or career across an Arab in a cave?
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun career:

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Definition of the noun career

What does career mean as a name of something?

Career is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: careers

  1. the particular occupation for which you are trained
  2. the general progression of your working or professional life

Alternative definition of the noun career


  1. One's calling in life; a person's occupation; one's profession.
  2. An individual’s work and life roles over their lifespan.
  3. [archaic] speed
  4. A jouster's path during a joust.
  5. [obsolete] A short gallop of a horse. [definition 16th-18th c.]

Definition of the verb career

What does career mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: careered | careering | careers

  1. move headlong at high speed
    • examples: The cars careered down the road | The mob careered through the streets
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: go / locomote / move / travel = change location

Alternative definition of the verb career


  1. To move rapidly straight ahead, especially in an uncontrolled way


  1. "Career" is a 1959 blacklist film drama co-written by Dalton Trumbo and starring Dean Martin, Tony Franciosa, and Shirley MacLaine.
  2. "Career" is a 1939 drama film directed by Leigh Jason and starring Anne Shirley and Edward Ellis. The film was distributed by RKO Radio Pictures and centers on a rivalry between two men who are in love with the same girl.


  1. "Career" is a book by Victor Chapin.
    • subject: Popular literature
  2. "Career" is a book by N.M.G. Middlemiss & John Blundell.
  3. "Career" is a book by James Henry Lee.
    • also known as "Career: a new play"


"Career" is a musical album of Franz Waxman.

  • released on


Career is a record label.


  1. Career: A career is an individual's journey through learning, work and other aspects of life. There are a number of ways to define a career and the term is used in a variety of ways.
  2. Career is a comic strip genre.
  3. Career is a radio spot.

Phrases with Career

  1. career man
  2. career girl
  3. Career break
  4. Career Criminal
  5. career counseling
  6. Career-Limiting Move

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Career

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Google previewYour Career Is An Extreme Sport (2006)

Focus, Drive, Excel by Eileen P. Gunn

Your Career Is an Extreme Sport.

Google previewSocial Structures and Aging Individuals (2008)

Continuing Challenges by K. Warner Schaie, PhD, Ronald P. Abeles, PhD

Career is a common term in life course research, loosely interchangeable with the idea of a pathway or trajectory, all of...

Google previewPerformance Management Systems and Strategies

DEFINITIONS AND CONCEPTS Career is a sequence of attitudes and behaviour associated with the series of...

Extemal career refers to the objective categories used by society and organizations to describe the progression of steps through ...

Google previewChange Your Aura, Change Your Life (2016)

by Barbara Y. Martin, Dimitri Moraitis

A common misunderstanding about a career is that it must be money producing. A “chosen pursuit” can...

Like any other aspect of your human Earth affairs, your career is a spiritual activity designed to help your soul grow. You may be here to ...

Google previewManaging and Leading for Science Professionals (2013)

(What I Wish I'd Known while Moving Up the Management Ladder) by Bertrand C. Liang

The internal career is the concept of a personal sense of the direction of one's occupational life; it is a subjective idea of where one's work is going. In contrast, the external career is that which is conventionally defined by an organization, ...

Google previewWhen the Penny Drops (2016)

Learning What’s Not Taught by R Gopalakrishnan

A career means different things to different people. To some, it is an end point: it is a...

Google previewDeveloping Managerial Skills in Engineers and Scientists (1995)

Succeeding as a Technical Manager by Michael K. Badawy

Your career is a substantial portion of your life.

Google previewSports in the Lives of Children and Adolescents (1998)

Success on the Field and in Life by Robert S. Griffin

Fantasizing a professional or college sports career is an unrealistic ambition for the vast majority of youngsters, and it...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Counseling (2008)

by Frederick T. Leong

Adult Career Concerns Inventory (Vol. 4) Affect (Mood States), Assessment of (Vol. 2) Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (Vol. 4) Assessment (Vol.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Career Development (2006)

by Jeffrey H. Greenhaus, Gerard A. Callanan

in the face of obstacles and setbacks, is the foundation that allows meaningful career insight to develop. Insight, the energizing component developed through experiences and reflection, then allows the individual to choose and pursue a ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of American Cinema (2011)

by Keith M. Booker

Clark Gable had an undistinguished career with several minor roles in silent film in the 1920s, but began to get more prominent roles in the sound era in films such as Red Dust (1932), the first of several pairings with actress Jean Harlow that ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Tokyo (2011)

by Roman Cybriwsky

CAREER WOMAN. This term is used in Japanese (written in katakana, the angular Japanese script that is reserved for foreign words) as the female counterpart to the word salaryman and refers to women who are long- term ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Baseball (2012)

by Lyle Spatz

K: Career. Leaders. in. Strikeouts. Appendix L: College World Series Winners. 415 Appendix K: Career Leaders in Strikeouts.

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Quotes about Career

The sad news is, nobody owes you a career. Your career is literally your business. You own it as a sole proprietor. You have one employee: yourself. You need to accept ownership of your career, your skills and the timing of your moves. (Andrew Grove)
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Scrabble value of C3A1R1E1E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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