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Definitions of professional

  1. an authority qualified to teach apprentices Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an athlete who plays for pay Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a person engaged in one of the learned professions Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Of or pertaining to a profession, or calling; conforming to the rules or standards of a profession; following a profession; as, professional knowledge; professional conduct. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Engaged in by professionals; as, a professional race; -- opposed to amateur. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. A person who prosecutes anything professionally, or for a livelihood, and not in the character of an amateur; a professional worker. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. One who makes his living by an occupation, as distinguished from an amateur. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Professionalism. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. One who makes his living by an art, as opposed to an amateur who practices it merely for pastime. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. One who makes his living by an art which to others is a pastime. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Professionally. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or means of livelihood; "the professional man or woman possesses distinctive qualifications"; "began her professional career after the Olympics"; "professional theater"; "professional football"; "a professional cook"; "professional actors and athletes" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession; "professional conduct"; "professional ethics"; "a thoroughly professional performance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. engaged in by members of a profession; "professional occupations include medicine and the law and teaching" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. of or relating to a profession; "we need professional advice"; "professional training"; "professional equipment for his new office" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. Pertaining to a calling or occupation requiring a superior education; following a calling as a means of livelihood; as, a professional baseball player. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Pertaining to a profession. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Pertaining to a profession, or business. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for professional

  1. There were a hundred other questions Paul Harley was anxious to ask: some that were professional but more that were personal. – Fire-Tongue by Sax Rohmer
  2. And- again between you and me and nobody else- I'm expecting some very special professional and expert assistance within the next few days. – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
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