callings

calling

[kaw-ling]
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that calls.
2.
vocation, profession, or trade: What is your calling?
3.
a call or summons: He had a calling to join the church.
4.
a strong impulse or inclination: She did it in response to an inner calling.
5.
a convocation: the calling of Congress.

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English; see call, -ing1


2. mission, province, forte, specialty, field.
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calling (ˈkɔːlɪŋ)
 
n
1.  a strong inner urge to follow an occupation, etc; vocation
2.  an occupation, profession, or trade

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Word Origin & History

calling
"vocation," mid-13c., from prp. of call (v.). The sense traces to I Cor. vii:20.
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Calling definition


a profession, or as we usually say, a vocation (1 Cor. 7:20). The "hope of your calling" in Eph. 4:4 is the hope resulting from your being called into the kingdom of God.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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