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.

[Obs.]

I am more proud to be Sir Rowland's son His youngest son, and would not change that calling. Shak.

Syn. -- Occupation; employment; business; trade; profession; office; engagement; vocation.

 

© Webster 1913.

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