( vocations    plural  )
1       n-var   If you have a vocation, you have a strong feeling that you are especially suited to do a particular job or to fulfil a particular role in life, especially one which involves helping other people.  
It could well be that he has a real vocation..., Diana was a young mission school teacher convinced of her vocation to provide support for her schoolgirl pupils.     
2       n-var   If you refer to your job or profession as your vocation, you feel that you are particularly suited to it.  
oft poss N  
Her vocation is her work as an actress...     
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business, calling, career, employment, job, life's work, life work, métier, mission, office, post, profession, pursuit, role, trade  

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