Thursday, September 15, 2011

metier

metier [ MEY-tyey, mey-TYEY ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. a trade, profession or vocation
2. an area of activity or work in which one has interest or is competent; forte
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The metier of a pilot calls for quick thinking and strong nerves.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 The general impression is that conducting is a difficult metier for a man who describes himself as having been chronically shy in his youth.