Pronunciation: (kô'ling), [key]
1. the act of a person or thing that calls.
2. vocation, profession, or trade: What is your calling?
3. a call or summons: He had a calling to join the church.
4. a strong impulse or inclination: She did it in response to an inner calling.
5. a convocation: the calling of Congress.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.