metier

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n metier an occupation for which you are especially well suited "in law he found his true metier"
    • n metier an asset of special worth or utility "cooking is his forte"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Metier met′yār one's calling or business.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

That's what I was born for; it's my metier.
"Paul Kelver" by Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome
Alas, I have been amazingly lazy; it was my metier to look on.
"The Grey Room" by Eden Phillpotts
She must know HER METIER DE FEMME, and have a fine touch for the affections.
"The Pocket R.L.S. Being Favourite Passages from the Works of Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Like many another prince who has come to a violent end, he was born to the wrong metier.
"The Historical Nights' Entertainment" by Rafael Sabatini
A few steps to the north is the Conservatoire des Arts et Metiers.
"How to Enjoy Paris in 1842" by F. Hervé
Now, as to the unclerical authorship of this, it is wise that it be done out of metier.
"An Author's Mind" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Their metier was presidential politics.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
He was one with his idea and his metier, and that is sufficient.
"Adventures in the Arts" by Marsden Hartley
His metier is expression rather than action.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 4, 1919" by Various
Pick-pocket originally and marvelously deft; but precious stones are his true metier.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
No, my dear; I can see that yours is a very different metier.
"Nell, of Shorne Mills" by Charles Garvice
Un metier de chien Stevens (Joseph).
"The Story of Rouen" by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
It has been said, and it is sure to be repeated, that I am quitting my own metier, in speaking of these things.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
A lone fight, back to the wall, is not his metier; he, if at all threatened, retreats.
"Norman Ten Hundred" by A. Stanley Blicq
That's not your metier.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
Then, too, the Conservatoire des Arts et Metiers may be looked on in the light of a magnificent annex to the schools of primary instruction.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20. July, 1877." by Various
No man invents a metier without a strong element of success.
"The Daltons, Volume I (of II) Or,Three Roads In Life" by Charles James Lever
Well, there are worse 'metiers.
"The O'Donoghue Tale Of Ireland Fifty Years Ago" by Charles James Lever
That is the drawback to ... ce metier.
"The Man with the Double Heart" by Muriel Hine
Not discouraged, the Abbe then called upon Puillet of the Conservatoire des Arts et Metiers.
"Inventions in the Century" by William Henry Doolittle
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In news:

Metier Assists FBI Information Technology Initiative.
Metier Ltd of the District won a one-year, $2 million contract for software and services for the FBI's Enterprise IT Portfolio Management Program.
Paint on Le Metier De Beaute's Aurora ($18.
Le Metier de Beaute's new peel/mask set.
Hermes ' Union Square Festival des Metiers.
The entrance to the Festival des Metiers tent.
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In science:

Esplanade des Arts et M´etiers, 33405 Talence Cedex, France.
Three dimensional image correlation from X-Ray computed tomography of solid foam
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