vo·ca·tion noun \vō-ˈkā-shən\
: a strong desire to spend your life doing a certain kind of work (such as religious work)
: the work that a person does or should be doing
Full Definition of VOCATION
a : a summons or strong inclination to a particular state or course of action; especially : a divine call to the religious life
b : an entry into the priesthood or a religious order
a : the work in which a person is employed : occupation
b : the persons engaged in a particular occupation
: the special function of an individual or group
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Examples of VOCATION
This isn’t just a job for me; it’s a vocation.
people who follow a religious vocation
He never felt a real sense of vocation.
I’m a carpenter by vocation, but my hobby is painting.