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Call"ing, n.

1. The act of one who calls; a crying aloud, esp. in order to summon, or to attract the attention of, some one.

2. A summoning or convocation, as of Parliament.
The frequent calling and meeting of Parliament. Macaulay.

3. A divine summons or invitation; also, the state of being divinely called.
Who hath . . . called us with an holy calling.
2 Timothy 1:9.
Give diligence to make your calling . . . sure.
2 Peter 1:10.

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 the female parent. Thackeray.

6. The persons, collectively, engaged in any particular professions or employment.
Priests and those in religious orders receive holy callings.

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.

-- Occupation; employment; business; trade; profession; office; engagement; vocation.

---excerpt from the Illustrated Bible Dictionary

Calling - A profession, or as we usually say, a vocation (1 Corinthians 7:20). The "hope of your calling" in Ephesians 4:4 is the hope resulting from your being called into the kingdom of God.


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