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
The frequent calling and meeting of
3. A divine summons or invitation; also,
the state of being divinely called.
Who hath . . . called us with an holy
2 Tim. i. 9.
Give diligence to make yior calling . . .
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
6. The persons, collectively, engaged in
any particular professions or employment.
To impose celibacy on wholy callings.
7. 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.