vocation - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a job that you do because you feel it is your purpose in life and for which you have special skills

    Mason regarded teaching as his vocation.

    find a vocation:

    She believes she has found her true vocation in life.

  2. 2
    a strong feeling that you should be doing a particular thing with your life, especially because you believe that God wants you to do it