from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any activity that is pursued as a trade or profession; a calling
  • n. An activity to which a person is particularly suited; a forte

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Calling; vocation; business; trade.
  • n. the field or activity at which one excels; one's forte.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Trade; profession; with reference to literature or art, one's particular kind or line of ability.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an occupation for which you are especially well suited
  • n. an asset of special worth or utility


Borrowing from French métier (Wiktionary)


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