b. The general course or progression of ones working life or ones professional achievements: an officer with a distinguished career; a teacher in the midst of a long career.
2. A path or course, as of the sun through the heavens.
3. Speed: My hasting days fly on with full career(John Milton).
Doing what one does as a permanent occupation or lifework: career diplomats; a career criminal.
intr.v.ca·reered, ca·reer·ing, ca·reers
To move or run at full speed; rush. See Usage Note at careen.
[French carrière, from Old French, racecourse, from Old Provençal carriera, street, from Medieval Latin (via) carrria, (road) for carts, feminine of carrrius, from Latin carrus, a Gallic type of wagon; see kers- in Indo-European roots.]
career /krr/ n. a lifes work, esp. in business or in a profession: I have a great career. I teach high school English.
Thesaurus: career ones profession, occupation, job.