vocation

  • 1 VOCATION — VOCATI Le sens du terme «vocation» tel qu’il était employé naguère dans le langage chrétien est dévié par rapport à son origine biblique. Le mot qui appartient en réalité au langage de la révélation est «appel» (klêsis ), qui rejoint le verbe… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Vocation — Vo*ca tion (v[ o]*k[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [L. vocatio a bidding, invitation, fr. vocare to call, fr. vox, vocis, voice: cf. F. vocation. See {Vocal}.] 1. A call; a summons; a citation; especially, a designation or appointment to a particular state,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 vocation — vo‧ca‧tion [vəʊˈkeɪʆn ǁ voʊ ] noun [countable] JOBS a job, especially one that involves helping people, that you do because you enjoy it or because you have a strong feeling that it is the purpose of your life to do it: • As a nurse, she felt… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 vocation — Vocation. s. f. Mouvement interieur par lequel Dieu appelle une personne à quelque genre de vie, pour le servir & l honorer. Répondre, resister à la vocation. ce n est pas sa vocation d estre d Eglise. il faut examiner sa vocation. On appelle, La …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 vocation — index appointment (position), business (occupation), calling, career, employment, job, labor ( …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 Vocation — Vocation, Ruf; Berufung, besonders zu einem geistlichen Amte …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 7 vocation — (n.) early 15c., spiritual calling, from L. vocationem (nom. vocatio), lit. a calling, from vocatus called, pp. of vocare to call (see VOICE (Cf. voice)). Sense of one s occupation or profession is first attested 1550s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 vocation — [n] life’s work art, business, calling, career, craft, do*, dodge*, duty, employment, field, game, handicraft, job, lifework, line*, line of business*, métier, mission, nine tofive*, occupation, office, post, profession, pursuit, racket*, role,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 vocation — ► NOUN 1) a strong feeling of suitability for a particular career or occupation. 2) a person s employment or main occupation, especially one requiring dedication. 3) a trade or profession. ORIGIN Latin, from vocare to call …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 vocation — [vō kā′shən] n. [ME vocacion < LL(Ec) vocatio, a calling < L, an invitation, court summons < vocare, to call < vox,VOICE] 1. a) a call, summons, or impulsion to perform a certain function or enter a certain career, esp. a religious… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 vocation — (vo ka sion ; en vers, de quatre syllabes) s. f. 1°   Action d appeler, qui ne se dit qu au figuré et en parlant des appels que Dieu fait à l homme. •   Jésus Christ n a point voulu du témoignage des démons, ni de ceux qui n avaient pas vocation …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 12 VOCATION — s. f. Mouvement intérieur par lequel Dieu appelle une personne à quelque genre de vie. Répondre, résister à sa vocation. Suivre sa vocation. Il s est fait prêtre sans vocation. Ce n est pas sa vocation d être d Église.   Il signifie aussi, L… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 13 Vocation — A vocation is an occupation for which a person is suited, trained or qualified. It is also the inclination to undertake a certain kind of work, especially a religious career; often in response to a perceived summons; a calling. This type of… …

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  • 14 VOCATION — n. f. Mouvement intérieur par lequel Dieu appelle une personne à se consacrer à son service. Répondre, résister à sa vocation. Suivre sa vocation. La vocation des gentils, La grâce que Dieu leur a faite en les appelant à la connaissance de… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 15 vocation — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ true ▪ Christian, religious VERB + VOCATION ▪ find ▪ She struggled for years to find her true vocation …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 Vocation — Au sens étymologique, la vocation est un appel (latin vocare, appeler). Il a longtemps désigné l appel à s engager dans une vie religieuse (prêtrise, vie monacale, etc.). Le concept s enracine dans la Bible et est corrélatif au thème de l écoute …

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  • 17 vocation — [[t]voʊke͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] vocations 1) N VAR If you have a vocation, you have a strong feeling that you are especially suited to do a particular job or to fulfil a particular role in life, especially one which involves serving other people. It could… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 vocation — vo|ca|tion [vəuˈkeıʃən US vou ] n [U and C] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: vocatio call, summons , from vocare to call ] 1.) a) the feeling that the purpose of your life is to do a particular type of work, especially because it allows you to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 vocation — noun 1 (C) a job that you do because you have a very strong feeling that doing this job is the purpose of your life, and especially because you want to help other people: Teaching isn t just a job it s a vocation. | find your vocation She felt… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 vocation — UK [vəʊˈkeɪʃ(ə)n] / US [voʊˈkeɪʃ(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms vocation : singular vocation plural vocations 1) a job that you do because you feel it is your purpose in life and for which you have special skills Mason regarded teaching as his… …

    English dictionary