Definitions of profession

  1. the body of people in a learned occupation; " the news spread rapidly through the medical community"
  2. an open avowal ( true or false) of some belief or opinion; " a profession of disagreement"
  3. an occupation requiring special education ( especially in the liberal arts or sciences)
  4. affirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith; " a profession of Christianity"
  5. The act of professing or claiming; open declaration; public avowal or acknowledgment; as, professions of friendship; a profession of faith.
  6. That which one professed; a declaration; an avowal; a claim; as, his professions are insincere.
  7. That of which one professed knowledge; the occupation, if not mechanical, agricultural, or the like, to which one devotes one's self; the business which one professes to understand, and to follow for subsistence; calling; vocation; employment; as, the profession of arms; the profession of a clergyman, lawyer, or physician; the profession of lecturer on chemistry.
  8. The collective body of persons engaged in a calling; as, the profession distrust him.
  9. The act of declaring; an open declaration; religious faith; a pretense; calling or vocation, especially one that requires learning; as, the profession of medicine; all the persons engaged in any one calling.
  10. Act of professing; declaration; employment; body of persons engaged in any profession.
  11. Professional.
  12. An occupation that involves a liberal education. and mental rather than manual labor.
  13. The act of professing, or that which is professed.
  14. Open declaration of one's sentiments or belief; open declaration; a vocation, occupation, or calling, such as implies a measure of learning; the collective body of persons engaged in a profession; entrance under a sacred vow into a religious order.
  15. Open declaration of belief, or one's sentiments; public avowal; any business or calling engaged in for subsistence, not being mechanical, in trade or in agriculture, and the like- opposed to a trade; the collective body of persons engaged in a particular profession, as in law or medicine; in R. Cath. Ch., formal entrance into a religious order.

Usage examples for profession

  1. For instance, he believed in the use of a little human intelligence in his profession. – The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle
  2. " I have my profession, Mr. Walpole, and it is an honourable one. – Richard Carvel, Volume 5 by Winston Churchill
  3. " As the only profession open to a gentleman," he replied, smiling a little. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  4. I do know my profession, Mr. O'Mahony. – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  5. The value of a profession! – Witness For The Defence by A.E.W. Mason
  6. That's the worst of having men at the top in any trade and profession. – The Price She Paid by David Graham Phillips
  7. The work is too difficult, and indeed it is not my profession. – Musicians of To-Day by Romain Rolland Commentator: Claude Landi
  8. My Master once said that " children are very eager to learn and if a teacher cannot interest them and make them love their lessons, he is not fit to be a teacher and should choose another profession." – Education as Service by J. Krishnamurti
  9. A man of your imagination is really wasted in the medical profession. – Who? by Elizabeth Kent
  10. In the front room of his apartment he carried on his experiments, and so complete was his devotion to the object of his ambition that he scarcely allowed himself time to earn, by his profession, even the modest sum necessary for the household expenses. – Lola by Owen Davis
  11. " My profession brings me into touch with interesting people. – The Turnstile by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  12. " It was my father's profession. – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  13. If you met a woman who made that her profession instead of her play, you'd pass by on the other side. – Moor Fires by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  14. She was struck by the change in attitude of the visiting physician when he learned that his patient was of his own profession. – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead
  15. After leaving Cambridge he would not fix on a profession. – Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley
  16. I wished to live by my profession: the public would not suffer me to do it. – The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Book VIII. by Jean Jacques Rousseau
  17. Not by profession, only for fun. – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman