career ( careers plural & 3rd person present) ( careering present participle) ( careered past tense & past participle )
1 n-count A career is the job or profession that someone does for a long period of their life.
She is now concentrating on a career as a fashion designer..., ...a career in journalism., ...a political career.
2 n-count Your career is the part of your life that you spend working.
During his career, he wrote more than fifty plays..., She began her career as a teacher.
3 adj Careers advice or guidance in British English, or career advice or guidance in American English, consists of information about different jobs and help with deciding what kind of job you want to do.
Get hold of the company list from your careers advisory service.
4 verb If a person or vehicle careers somewhere, they move fast and in an uncontrolled way. oft cont
(=hurtle) His car careered into a river... V prep/adv He went careering off down the track. V prep/adv
career break ( career breaks plural ) If someone takes a career break, they stop working in their particular profession for a period of time, with the intention of returning to it later. (BUSINESS) n-count
Many women still take career breaks to bring up children.
career woman ( career women plural ) A career woman is a woman with a career who is interested in working and progressing in her job, rather than staying at home looking after the house and children. n-count
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