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  • Present participle of to call.
  • The action of the verb to call.
  • A strong urge to become religious.
  • A job or occupation.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



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's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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