Call"ing (?), n.
The act of one who calls; a crying aloud, esp. in order to summon, or to attact the attention of, some one.
A summoning or convocation, as of Parliament.
The frequent calling and meeting of Parlaiment.
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.
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.
One's usual occupation, or employment; vocation; business; trade.
The humble calling of ter female parent.
The persons, collectively, engaged in any particular professions or employment.
To impose celibacy on wholy callings.
Title; appellation; name.
I am more proud to be Sir Rowland's son
His youngest son, and would not change that calling.
Syn. -- Occupation; employment; business; trade; profession; office; engagement; vocation.
© Webster 1913.