Unless you can find someone to pay you to sip fancy tropical drinks on the beach, your vocation is not likely to be a vacation. Rather, the word means something you know how to do––or what you do for a living.

The word vocation derives from the Latin vocare "to call." To become a priest, you need to feel that you have been "called" to the ministry directly by God. Their job is their calling, or vocation. An avocation is something you do because you love it. Everyone should make it their goal to have their avocation become their vocation.

Definitions of vocation
  1. noun
    the particular occupation for which you are trained
    synonyms: calling, career
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    specialisation, specialism, speciality, specialization, specialty
    the special line of work you have adopted as your career
    the principal work of your career
    walk, walk of life
    careers in general
    business life, professional life
    a career in industrial or commercial or professional activities
    type of:
    business, job, line, line of work, occupation
    the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
  2. noun
    a body of people doing the same kind of work
    synonyms: occupational group
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    the body of people in a learned occupation
    press corps
    a group of journalists representing different publications who all cover the same topics
    bar, legal community, legal profession
    the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction
    health profession
    the body of individuals whose work helps to maintain the health of their clients
    business community, businessmen
    the body of individuals who manage businesses
    community of scholars
    the body of individuals holding advanced academic degrees
    economics profession
    the body of professional economists
    the body of ordained religious practitioners
    type of:
    a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
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