Definition of "vocation" [vo•ca•tion]

  • A regular occupation, especially one for which a person is particularly suited or qualified. (noun)
  • An inclination, as if in response to a summons, to undertake a certain kind of work, especially a religious career; a calling. (noun)

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Use "vocation" in a sentence
  • "Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, your vocation is as timely as ever, and your mission as monks is indispensable."
  • "Intrinsic to their vocation is an inevitable rendezvous with non-literary expectations."
  • "At present your vocation is to be a good little daughter."