Career vs Careerless - What's the difference?

career | careerless |

As a noun career

is one's calling in life; a person's occupation; one's profession.

As a verb career

is to move rapidly straight ahead, especially in an uncontrolled way.

As an adjective careerless is

without a career.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia career)


(en noun)
  • One's calling in life; a person's occupation; one's profession.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Douglas Larson , title=Runaway Devils Lake , volume=100, issue=1, page=46 , magazine= citation , passage=Devils Lake is where I began my career as a limnologist in 1964, studying the lake’s neotenic salamanders and chironomids, or midge flies. […] The Devils Lake Basin is an endorheic, or closed, basin covering about 9,800 square kilometers in northeastern North Dakota.}}
  • General course of action or conduct in life, or in a particular part of it.
  • Washington's career as a soldier
  • (archaic) speed
  • * Wilkins
  • when a horse is running in his full career
  • * 1843 , '', book 3, chapter XIII, ''Democracy
  • It may be admitted that Democracy, in all meanings of the word, is in full career ; irresistible by any Ritter Kauderwalsch or other Son of Adam, as times go.
  • A jouster's path during a joust.
  • * 1819 :
  • These knights, therefore, their aim being thus eluded, rushed from opposite sides betwixt the object of their attack and the Templar, almost running their horses against each other ere they could stop their career .
  • (obsolete) A short gallop of a horse.
  • * 1603 , John Florio, trans. Michel de Montaigne, Essyas , I.48:
  • It is said of Cæsar that in his youth being mounted upon a horse, and without any bridle, he made him run a full cariere [tr. (carriere)], make a sodaine stop, and with his hands behind his backe performe what ever can be expected of an excellent ready horse.
  • (falconry) The flight of a hawk.
  • (obsolete) A racecourse; the ground run over.
  • * Sir Philip Sidney
  • to go back again the same career


    (en verb)
  • To move rapidly straight ahead, especially in an uncontrolled way.
  • The car careered down the road, missed the curve, and went through a hedge.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=September 16, author=Ben Dirs, title=Rugby World Cup 2011: New Zealand 83-7 Japan, work=BBC Sport citation
  • , passage=However, the hosts hit back and hit back hard, first replacement hooker Andrew Hore sliding over, then Williams careering out of his own half and leaving several defenders for dead before flipping the ball to Nonu to finish off a scintillating move.}}


    (move rapidly straight ahead) careen




  • Without a career.