1 a path or progress through life or history
2 a profession or occupation chosen as one's life's work
3 modifier having or following a career as specified
a career diplomat
4 a course or path, esp. a swift or headlong one
5 intr to move swiftly along; rush in an uncontrolled way (C16: from French carrière, from Late Latin carraria carriage road, from Latin carrus two-wheeled wagon, car)
career girl , woman
n a girl or woman, often unmarried, who follows a career or profession
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