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careernoun [C]

 us   /kəˈrɪər/
  • career noun [C] (JOB)

a job for which you are trained and in which it is possible to advance during your working life, so that you get greater responsibility and earn more money: He’s hoping for a career in social work. She left college to pursue an acting career.

careerverb [I always + adv/prep]

 us   /kəˈrɪər/
(esp. of a vehicle) to move fast and without control: The bus careered down a slope and hit a telephone pole.

careeradjective [not gradable]

 us   /kəˈrɪər/
done as a job all your life: a career politician
(Definition of career from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"career" in British English

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careernoun [C]

uk   /kəˈrɪər/  us   /kəˈrɪr/
B1 the job or series of jobs that you do during your working life, especially if you continue to get better jobs and earn more money: He's hoping for a career in the police force/as a police officer. When he retires he will be able to look back over a brilliant career (= a working life that has been very successful). It helps if you can move a few rungs up the career ladder before taking time off to have a baby. I took this new job because I felt that the career prospects were much better. Judith is very career-minded/-oriented (= gives a lot of attention to her job).

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careerverb [I usually + adv/prep]

uk   /kəˈrɪər/  us   /kəˈrɪr/
(Definition of career from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"career" in Business English

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careernoun [C]

uk   us   /kəˈrɪər/ HR
the job or series of jobs that you do during your working life, especially when this involves making progress to better jobs or is in a particular profession: a career in sth He's hoping for a career in web design.a career as sth I worked there early in my career as civil engineer.a career with sth Sharon enjoyed a long career with the BBC. pursue/make/have a career It is not easy to make a career in broadcasting. a brilliant/successful/distinguished career a political/medical/academic career You should continue learning throughout your professional career.

careeradjective [before noun]

uk   us   /kəˈrɪər/ HR
related to your job: career opportunities/prospects I took this new job because I felt that the career prospects were much better.career choice/option For him, art was a way of life, not a career choice.career-minded/-oriented Sean is very career-oriented and ambitious.
spending all or most of your working life in the same job or field: a career diplomat/soldier/criminal
US →  careers
(Definition of career from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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