Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the particular occupation for which you are trained
  2. (noun, group) a body of people doing the same kind of work

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Synonyms of Vocation

calling, career, occupational group

Origin of the word Vocation

  1. early 15c., "spiritual calling," from L. vocationem (nom. vocatio), lit. "a calling," from vocatus "called," pp. of vocare "to call" (see voice). Sense of "one's occupation or profession" is first attested 1550s. more

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Words that sound like Vocation

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