- 1An occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person’s life and with opportunities for progress: he seemed destined for a career as an engineer like his fatherMore example sentences
- You should also contact your local careers office/centre for information and advice on careers and learning opportunities.
- This could benefit the stream of outgoing students in their hunt for new careers and novel opportunities.
- There are some careers where a significant surname is all you need - being an aristocrat, for example.
- 1.1The time spent by a person in a career: the end of a distinguished career in the Royal NavyMore example sentences
- After two careers spent battling each other in the top arenas of the world, this is the final showdown.
- Peter had a distinguished career in the second world war, taking part in the Normandy invasion and serving in the Far East.
- The two most prominent painters of this period, Adam Elsheimer and Johann Liss, both spent much of their careers outside Germany.
- 1.2The progress through history of an institution, organization, etc.: the court has had a chequered careerMore example sentences
- The men who thus set in motion the career of the court which is today celebrating its one hundred birthday were all immigrants.
- We will, however, endeavor to portray with as much accuracy as possible the career of the organization.
- Smith McNell's, the old down-town restaurant and hotel, will change hands shortly for the first time in its long career.
- 1.3 [as modifier] Working permanently in or committed to a particular profession: a career diplomatMore example sentences
- The next layer down is the permanent career official who works within a government department and carries out government policies.
- One of them is a marketing executive of a tobacco company and the other a career diplomat and former colleague of the PCB chief.
- As a career diplomat, one might well expect him to tilt the British way.
- 1.4 [as modifier] (Of a woman) interested in pursuing a profession rather than devoting all her time to childcare and housekeeping: a career girlMore example sentences
- When Barbie was in her prime, girls were taught to be career women, to be men's equals.
- There's the victim, and the schemer, the Connecticut white lady, and the career girl.
- She comes across as very different from the stereotypes of the bitter single career woman or the strident female in power.
verb[no object, with adverbial of direction] Back to top
- Move swiftly and in an uncontrolled way: the coach careered across the road and went through a hedgeMore example sentences
rush, hurtle, streak, shoot, race, bolt, dash, speed, run, gallop, stampede, cannon, careen, whizz, buzz, zoom, flash, blast, charge, hare, fly, wing, pelt, scurry, scud, go like the wind• informal belt, scoot, scorch, tear, skedaddle, zap, zip, whip, burn rubber, go like a bat out of hell
- However the longer route has to be taken as they won't fit down the side of the house this way, so it's out through one gate and in through another hoping not to meet a car careering down the road in the process.
- He remembered the car careering off the road, ploughing through a hedge and rolling over a couple of times.
- The car careered down the road and hit a chestnut tree head-on.
in full career
- • archaic At full speed.More example sentences
- At his heels follows the Dog, outstretched in full career.
- The Indian again came in sight, and, in full career, rushed towards him, passed him, and wheeling halted his horse.
- Such stoppers are invaluable, for without them it is not easy to stop a big full-rigged ship in full career without doing any damage or carrying something away.
mid 16th century (denoting a road or racecourse): from French carrière, from Italian carriera, based on Latin carrus 'wheeled vehicle'.