Definition of calling noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɔːlɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːlɪŋ//
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  1. 1a strong desire or feeling of duty to do a particular job, especially one in which you help other people synonym vocation He realized that his calling was to preach the gospel.
  2. 2(formal) a profession or career My father considered engineering one of the highest possible callings.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: calling