Calling

Definition of Calling

Call´ing
n.1.The act of one who calls; a crying aloud, esp. in order to summon, or to attact the attention of, some one.
2.A summoning or convocation, as of Parliament.
The frequent calling and meeting of Parlaiment.
- Macaulay.
3.A divine summons or invitation; also, the state of being divinely called.
Who hath . . . called us with an holy calling.
- 2 Tim. i. 9.
Give diligence to make yior calling . . . sure.
- 2 Pet. i. 10.
4.A naming, or inviting; a reading over or reciting in order, or a call of names with a view to obtaining an answer, as in legislative bodies.
5.One's usual occupation, or employment; vocation; business; trade.
The humble calling of ter female parent.
- Thackeray.
6.The persons, collectively, engaged in any particular professions or employment.
To impose celibacy on wholy callings.
- Hammond.
7.Title; appellation; name.
I am more proud to be Sir Rowland's son
His youngest son, and would not change that calling.
- Shak.

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