What is another word for calling?

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A profession or occupation
“A plumber by profession, Tom was exceptionally gifted at his calling and his expertise was widely sought.”
A strong urge towards a particular way of life or career; a vocation
“This calling or vocation is what I have tried to ground theologically.”
The act of putting an end to something planned or previously agreed to
“… the calling of the match was a disappointment to both players.”
Present participle for to speak so as to be heard at a distance
“Instead of calling the words, I read them the letter.”
Present participle for to bring together in assembly by or as if by command
“So we will have to ask the Labour Party when it intends to call the next election.”
Present participle for to give a name to
“After being stunned by the spring flowers she saw in the park while she was pregnant, she decided to call her daughter Bluebell.”
Present participle for to request the doing of by virtue of one's authority
“We'd better call the doctor.”
Present participle for to tell of or describe beforehand
“His own party called him a traitor.”
Present participle for to make a telephone call to
“To avoid giving himself away, he used public telephones and telephones at work to call the old couple.”
Present participle for to make a brief visit
“Then we will be told that one of their people will call to see us, and if there are any days or times that we are not at home or unavailable.”
“My book has inspired some people to call me a socialist or communist or un-American.”
“I got so tired, Mum had to call me at least three times every morning.”
“… the game was called on account of rain.”
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