Part of speech: noun

An occupation that involves a liberal education. and mental rather than manual labor.

Part of speech: noun

The act of professing, or that which is professed.

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Usage examples "profession":

  1. She married a handsome young man with no property and no profession, but she is rich, so he takes his ease and does nothing." - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  2. His profession was to copy music, and if it bad been as in the old days, there would have been no lack of work for him. - "Invisible Links", Selma Lagerlof.
  3. After leaving Cambridge he would not fix on a profession. - "Oxford Lectures on Poetry", Andrew Cecil Bradley.