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Noun
/vōˈkāSHən/,
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vocations, plural;
  1. A strong feeling of suitability for a particular career or occupation
    • - not all of us have a vocation to be nurses or doctors
  2. A person's employment or main occupation, esp. regarded as particularly worthy and requiring great dedication
    • - her vocation as a poet
  3. A trade or profession


  1. career: the particular occupation for which you are trained
  2. occupational group: a body of people doing the same kind of work
  3. A vocation, from the Latin vocare (verb, to call), is a term for an occupation to which a person is specially drawn or for which they are suited, trained or qualified. Though now often used in secular contexts, the meanings of the term originated in Christianity.
  4. Vocation is a Swedish jazz vocal ensemble founded in 2000. Accompanied either by a quartet, a big band or just a cappella, Vocations music is a modern six harmony vocal jazz in a traditional form. ...
  5. an inclination to undertake a certain kind of work, especially a religious career; often in response to a perceived summons; a calling; an occupation for which a person is suited, trained or qualified
  6. The work (occupational or personal) or other major activity that a person is regularly occupied with. A person's vocation may be their career, the career they are working toward, or it may be an important hobby or activity that they devote much time and energy to.
  7. Whitworth's understanding of vocation is anchored in a Reformed theological understanding of God's call on all individuals to use their gifts to advance the kingdom -- a concept that has been articulated in compelling ways by theologians ranging from John Calvin to Frederick Buechner. ...
  8. A summons or strong indication to a particular state or course of action grounded in interest, ability, need, and opportunities; the work in which a person is regularly employed. [Click Here To Return To List]
  9. In baptism each person is called by God to follow Jesus in a life of holiness and service. This call may be lived out indifferent vocations: in marriage, as a single person, or as a priest, brother or sister.
  10. A calling. One can be called to many things, e.g. nursing, or climbing mountains, etc. In this context, however, it refers to a call from God to follow Him in a special way to respond to His love.
  11. the work that someone does to earn a living.
  12. In religious terminology, a calling from God to some particular living out of the believer's baptismal commitment. This calling is to a way of life rather than to a particular job. One particular Christian vocation would be to the religious life. For further information see Entering the Community.
  13. In the Catholic church, a "vocation" is a calling to service, particularly a call to the clergy. The term is used in a similar manner in the Presbyterian Church, but generally refers to life calling in a broader sense: a person may have a vocation (spiritual calling) to be a minister, a teacher, ...
  14. A career or job which really interests you and requires skills that you are prepared to work to achieve.
  15. Vocation means a call. It is God’s invitation, His call to each person to love and serve Him and His Church in a particular state or way of life. Each person's vocation flows from the grace of Baptism.
  16. The calling or destiny we have in this life and hereafter. God has created the human person to love and serve him; the fulfillment of this vocation is eternal happiness. Christ calls the faithful to the perfection of holiness. ...
  17. God’s call to use our talents to do as Jesus Christ teaches.
  18. a call or an invitation to a profession or way of life. But in theological discussions, the word vocation is not used in reference to the professional trade which one pursues. Vocation refers to the invitation GOD has given to all people to become His children through Christ's work. ...
  19. A call or impulsion to a certain career, particularly a religious one
  20. By trade I am a designer and entrepreneur and prior to starting a career in the  motorcycle industry, I had patented a fiberglass platform for electrical linemen and two patents in the hobby craft industry. ...
  21. What you do for a living; your "calling."
  22. A break from dull everyday activities, which results in Tara's inability to post more chaptaz.
  23. A desire, inclination
  24. Another word for occupation; the kind of work a person does.