Occupation vs. Career

Occupation vs. Career — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Occupation and Career

Occupationnoun

An activity that serves as one's regular source of livelihood; a vocation.

Careernoun

A chosen pursuit; a profession or occupation.

Occupationnoun

An activity engaged in especially as a means of passing time; an avocation.

Careernoun

The general course or progression of one's working life or one's professional achievements

an officer with a distinguished career.a teacher in the midst of a long career.

Occupationnoun

The act or process of holding or possessing a place.

Careernoun

A path or course, as of the sun through the heavens.

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Occupationnoun

The state of being held or possessed.

Careernoun

Speed

"My hasting days fly on with full career" (John Milton).

Occupationnoun

Invasion, conquest, and control of a nation or territory by foreign armed forces.

Careeradjective

Doing what one does as a permanent occupation or lifework

career diplomats.a career criminal.

Occupationnoun

The military government exercising control over an occupied nation or territory.

Careerverb

To move forward at high speed, often with minimal control

"that lordly car ... How smoothly it ran. In what style they had come careering along the country roads!" (James Joyce).
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Occupationnoun

An activity or task with which one occupies oneself; usually specifically the productive activity, service, trade, or craft for which one is regularly paid; a job.

Careernoun

One's calling in life; a person's occupation; one's profession.

Occupationnoun

The act, process or state of possessing a place.

Careernoun

General course of action or conduct in life, or in a particular part of it.

Washington's career as a soldier

Occupationnoun

The control of a country or region by a hostile army.

Careernoun

(archaic) speed

Occupationnoun

the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money;

he's not in my line of business

Careernoun

A jouster's path during a joust.

Occupationnoun

the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power

Careernoun

(obsolete) A short gallop of a horse.

Occupationnoun

any activity that occupies a person's attention;

he missed the bell in his occupation with the computer game

Careernoun

(falconry) The flight of a hawk.

Occupationnoun

the act of occupying or taking possession of a building;

occupation of a building without a certificate of occupancy is illegal

Careernoun

(obsolete) A racecourse; the ground run over.

Occupationnoun

the period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied;

during the German occupation of Paris

Careerverb

To move rapidly straight ahead, especially in an uncontrolled way.

The car careered down the road, missed the curve, and went through a hedge.

Careernoun

the particular occupation for which you are trained

Careernoun

the general progression of your working or professional life;

the general had had a distinguished careerhe had a long career in the law

Careerverb

move headlong at high speed;

The cars careered down the roadThe mob careered through the streets