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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Modern music is not his metier.
▪ Many of my guests have followed similarly tortuous paths before finding their true metier.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"skill, talent, calling," 1792, from French métier "trade, profession," from Old French mestier "task, affair, service, function, duty," from Gallo-Roman *misterium, from Latin ministerium "office, service," from minister "servant" (see minister (n.)).


n. (alternative spelling of métier English)

  1. n. an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte" [syn: forte, strong suit, long suit, specialty, speciality, strong point, strength] [ant: weak point]

  2. an occupation for which you are especially well suited; "in law he found his true metier" [syn: medium]


Métier, Limited is a project portfolio management (PPM) company founded in 1998. Métier develops project portfolio management (PPM) software. The company is headquartered in Healdsburg, California.

Usage examples of "metier".

But this metier of public speaker is by no means lucrative, so the surprise throughout the district was immense, when it was ascertained that the former ploughboy had purchased the chateau, and almost all the land belonging to his old master.

Opposite the gateway of the Conservatoire des Arts et Metiers there was a house in course of building.

He walked rapidly up the Rue Sebastopol, and, reaching the square of the Arts et Metiers, he abruptly stopped, and asked some insignificant questions of two constables who were standing talking together.

Ange, his Swiss servant, knocked at his door with a dozen pockethandkerchiefs, a bottle of eau-de-cologne, and some other properties of his metier.

Now that Gully had found his true metier as a mopper-up in the tavern, Moggin's memory of every romance, play, and poem he'd ever read in his sheltered and bookish life was a moderate godsend during snows and rains that lasted a week at a time.

Over six months he had educated himself in sanitation engineering and the English language, found his metier and laid the foundations of a modest fortune in civil engineering.