job, position - other synonyms come to mind?

Discussion in 'English Only' started by andersxman, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. andersxman Senior Member

    is anyone able think of a further synonym of "job" and "position".. ("vacancy" is different, of course...)
  2. maxiogee Banned

    post, appointment,
  3. deafening quiet New Member

    Occupation, vocation, trade? It depends on the context, but these are all synonyms in one way or another.
  4. hohodicestu

    hohodicestu Senior Member

    Mexico - Spanish
    work, occupation, trade, profession, career, employment, etc...

  5. french4beth

    french4beth Senior Member

    Also: line of work, calling, craft, metier
  6. jonn New Member

    English - USA
    When someone is trying to find someone to do a job, they may refer to the unfilled job as an "opening".
  7. Rigoleta New Member

    Romanian - Romania
    metier - this is definitely a French word; is it used in English, too?
  8. cirrus

    cirrus Senior Member

    UK English
    It isn't the first word you'd use but you do come across it every now and again
  9. panjandrum

    panjandrum PongoMod

    Belfast, Ireland
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Indeed it is, and it has been in England for so long that it has lost its accent - but I don't think metier is any more a synonym for job, position, ...
    It is much closer to forte:D
  10. Rigoleta New Member

    Romanian - Romania
    '...much closer to forte'=? I don't get the meaning of it.
  11. panjandrum

    panjandrum PongoMod

    Belfast, Ireland
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Both metier and forte refer to one's particular strength, not necessarily to one's job, position, employment.
    So, for example, an orchestral conductor (job, position, career, employment) may declare that Beethoven is not his forte, but his metier is 20th Century Polish composers.

    He probably wouldn't use both words in the same sentence, though.

Share This Page