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Definition of calling:

  1. A divine summons or invitation; also, the state of being divinely called.
  2. A naming, or inviting; a reading over or reciting in order, or a call of names with a view to obtaining an answer, as in legislative bodies.
  3. A summoning or convocation, as of Parliament.
  4. of Call
  5. One's usual occupation, or employment; vocation; business; trade.
  6. The act of one who calls; a crying aloud, esp. in order to summon, or to attact the attention of, some one.
  7. The persons, collectively, engaged in any particular professions or employment.
  8. Title; appellation; name.

Synonyms:

occupational group, vocation, desire, craft, work, racket, action, duty, avocation, mission, pursuit, handicraft, trading, art, life history, employ, mission, line, career, traffic.

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