vocation

/voʊˈkeɪʃən/

  • Noun
  • a strong desire to spend your life doing a certain kind of work (such as religious work)
      1. It was her vocation [=calling] to be a teacher.
        This isn't just a job for me; it's a vocation.
        people who follow a religious vocation
        He never felt a real sense of vocation.
  • the work that a person does or should be doing
      1. his chosen vocation [=occupation]
        She discovered architecture as her true vocation [=calling] while in college.
        He feels he missed his vocation [=did not have the career he should have] by not becoming a doctor.
        I'm a carpenter by vocation, but my hobby is painting.