career [-s] n

Fr. 'race course' < late L. carraria, carriage-road, road.

  1. Course; path; track; circuit; circumference; [fig.] journey; destiny; mission; lifestyle; way of life; sphere of influence; domain of action.
  2. Racing; running; fast movement; motion towards a destination; [fig.] job; business; competition; vocation; employment; professional progress; upward mobility.
  3. Circumstance; situation; [fig.] biography; lifetime; life span; life story; [metonymy] person; worker; mortal; human being.