English Synonyms and Antonyms
A business is what one follows regularly; an occupation is what he happens at any time to be engaged in; trout-fishing may be one's occupation for a time, as a relief from business; business is ordinarily for profit, while the occupation may be a matter of learning, philanthropy, or religion. A profession implies scholarship; as, the learned professions. Pursuit is an occupation which one follows with ardor. An avocation is what calls one away from other work; a vocation or calling, that to which one is called by some special fitness or sense of duty; thus, we speak of the gospel ministry as a vocation or calling, rather than a business. Trade or trading is, in general, the exchanging of one thing for another; in the special sense, a trade is an occupation involving manual training and skilled labor; as, the ancient Jews held that every boy should learn a trade. A transaction is a single action, whether in business, diplomacy, or otherwise; affair has a similar, but lighter meaning; as, this little affair; an important transaction. The plural affairs has a distinctive meaning, including all activities where men deal with one another on any considerable scale; as, a man of affairs. A job is a piece of work viewed as a single undertaking, and ordinarily paid for as such. Trade and commerce may be used as equivalents, but trade is capable of a more limited application; we speak of the trade of a village, the commerce of a nation. Barter is the direct exchange of commodities; business, trade, and commerce are chiefly transacted by means of money, bills of exchange, etc. Business, occupation, etc., may be what one does independently; employment may be in the service of another. Work is any application of energy to secure a result, or the result thus secured; thus, we speak of the work of God. Art in the industrial sense is a system of rules and accepted methods for the accomplishment of some practical result; as, the art of printing; collectively, the arts. A craft is some occupation requiring technical skill or manual dexterity, or the persons, collectively, engaged in its exercise; as, the weaver's craft.
The business of a druggist; in business with his father; doing business for his father; have you business with me? business in New York; business about, concerning, or in regard to certain property.
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the body of people in a learned occupation
"the news spread rapidly through the medical profession"; "they formed a community of scientists"
an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)
an open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion
"a profession of disagreement"
affirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith
"a profession of Christianity"
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How to use profession in a sentence?
They have to learn Spanish, and they have to retrain because they were captured young, before they could develop a career or a profession.
We expected that students would be more engaged, but as a result it was re-engaging teachers with the profession of teaching. It was exciting and surprising and valuable.
Study until twenty five, investigate until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.
Arms are against the norms of my profession, i am teaching principles and morality in the class. How I can carry a gun?
I'll be damned if I am not getting tired of this. It seems to be the profession of a President simply to hear other people talk.
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- مهنة, وظيفةArabic
- ofici, professióCatalan, Valencian
- povolání, profeseCzech
- erhverv, fagDanish
- διακύρηξη, ομολογία, επάγγελμα, ομότεχνοιGreek
- amet, elukutseEstonian
- پیشه, حرفهPersian
- ammattikunta, professio, ammatti, julistus, vakuutus, uskontunnustus, lupausFinnish
- dreuchdScottish Gaelic
- foglalkozás, hivatás, szakmaHungarian
- 직업, 職業Korean
- profesyon, hokar, kariyer, meslek, mihne, pîşeKurdish
- amats, profesijaLatvian
- zawód, fachPolish
- profesiune, profesie, legământ, meserie, jurământRomanian
- వృత్తి, విశ్వాసం, ప్రమాణముTelugu
- професія, фахUkrainian
- nghề, nghề nghiệpVietnamese
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