Definition of Metier

1. Noun. An asset of special worth or utility. "Cooking is his forte"

Exact synonyms: Forte, Long Suit, Speciality, Specialty, Strength, Strong Point, Strong Suit
Generic synonyms: Asset, Plus
Specialized synonyms: Green Fingers, Green Thumb
Derivative terms: Special, Special
Antonyms: Weak Point



2. Noun. An occupation for which you are especially well suited. "In law he found his true metier"
Exact synonyms: Medium
Generic synonyms: Business, Job, Line, Line Of Work, Occupation

Definition of Metier

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of métier) ¹

2. Noun. Any activity that is pursued as a trade or profession; a calling ¹

3. Noun. An activity to which a person is particularly suited; a forte ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Metier

1. a vocation [n -S] - See also: vocation

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Metier

methæmoglobin
metiamide
metic
metica
meticais
metical
meticals
meticas
meticillin
metics
meticulosities
meticulosity
meticulous
meticulously
meticulousness
metier (current term)
metiers
metif
metifs
meting
metipranolol
metis
metisse
metisses
metlegoglobin reductase
metmyoglobin
metoclopramide
metoclopramide hydrochloride
metocurine
metocurine iodide

Literary usage of Metier

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1. An Italian and English Dictionary with Pronunciation and Brief Etymologies by August Hjalmar Edgren, Giuseppe Bico, John Lawrence Gerig (1901)
"... treat without respect ; metier troppa —t, speak too freely, ... pack ; bouquet): metier si in —, interfere ; in un —, all at once, ..."

2. Conversations with Distinguished Persons During the Second Empire, from 1860 by Nassau William Senior (1880)
"I am with the Emperor, and therefore out of danger.' In fact none of them were ever hit. Senior.-—Is it true that he admits that war is not his metier ..."

3. Niphon and Pe-che-li; or, Two years in Japan and northern China by Edward Barrington De Fonblanque (1862)
"... passed their hands reverently over the wooden image of their particular deity, prayed for success and prosperity in their metier, and returned to the ..."

4. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"Thus at table, a man must speak of the spoon (der loffel) as 'he,' of the fork (die gabel) as 'she,' and of the knife (dot metier) as 'it. ..."

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