Definition Of calling


(of a person) pay a brief visit.

he called around last night looking for you

a strong urge toward a particular way of life or career; a vocation.

those who have a special calling to minister to others' needs

cry out to (someone) in order to summon them or attract their attention.

she heard Terry calling her

give (an infant or animal) a specified name.

they called their daughter Hannah

the loud cries or shouts of an animal or person.

the calling of a cuckoo

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Example Of calling

  • A lot of FBI agents like to say that the Bureau is a calling , not a career.

  • A plumber by profession, Tom was exceptionally gifted at his calling and his expertise was widely sought.

  • A solicitor, being one of those who profess skills in a calling , is liable for failure to exercise those skills in both tort and contract.

  • Admittedly, Paul, 53, of Niton, has followed a career path that has gradually led him to his current calling .

  • Because a vocation is a calling to serve others, caring is necessary.

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