(?), n. 1. The act of one who calls; a crying aloud, esp. in order to summon, or to attact the attention of, some one.
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2. A summoning or convocation, as of Parliament.
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The frequent calling and meeting of Parlaiment.
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3. A divine summons or invitation; also, the state of being divinely called.
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Who hath . . . called us with an holy calling.
2 Tim. i. 9.
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Give diligence to make yior calling . . . sure.
2 Pet. i. 10.
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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.
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5. One's usual occupation, or employment; vocation; business; trade.
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The humble calling of ter female parent.
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6. The persons, collectively, engaged in any particular professions or employment.
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To impose celibacy on wholy callings.
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7. Title; appellation; name. [Obs.]
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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.
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