Meaning of “calling” in the English Dictionary

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"calling" in British English

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callingnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɔː.lɪŋ/ us /ˈkɑː.lɪŋ/ formal

a strong wish to do a job, usually one that is socially valuable:

I'm glad she's going into medicine. It's a very worthy calling.

(Definition of “calling” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"calling" in American English

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callingnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɔ·lɪŋ/ fml

an activity that is a person’s most important job, esp. one in which the person has an unusually strong interest and ability:

She believes the medical profession should be thought of as a calling.

(Definition of “calling” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)