Definition of calling in English:

calling

Syllabification: call·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈkôliNG
 
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noun

1The loud cries or shouts of an animal or person: the calling of a cuckoo
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  • You could not run away from the sound of their calling even if you wanted to.
  • The only sounds were the crackling fire, and Cattannia's desperate calling.
  • The whooping and calling from an enthusiastic audience was reminiscent of a Chippendales' performance on a good night.
2 [in singular] A strong urge toward a particular way of life or career; a vocation: those who have a special calling to minister to others' needs
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  • I wanted to be ordained because in my heart of hearts, I had always felt a strong calling.
  • But in general, men historically seem to have a calling towards protector roles and I honor them for that.
  • It's an upbringing she remembers fondly, even though she can't begin to place where her calling towards music came from.
2.1A profession or occupation: he considered engineering one of the highest possible callings
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  • On looking through the hall of fame, he discovered he had joined a band of past pupils who covered many services and callings in their chosen professions.
  • Clearly, some of the nurses are in the noble calling for the money.
  • The British crown possessed an ancient right to seize for naval service ‘seamen, seafaring men and persons whose occupations or callings are to work upon vessels and boats upon rivers’.

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