HyperDic: amateur

English > 4 senses of the word amateur:
NOUNperson amateursomeone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime
person amateuran athlete who does not play for pay
ADJECTIVEallamateur, recreational, unpaidengaged in as a pastime
allamateur, amateurish, inexpert, unskilledlacking professional skill or expertise
amateur > pronunciation
Soundsae'mahcher.; ae'mahter.
Rhymesacupuncture ... welcher: 102 rhymes with cher...
abductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > amateur: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningEngaged in as a pastime.
Examples
  • "an amateur painter"
  • "gained valuable experience in amateur theatricals"
Synonymsrecreational, unpaid
Broadernonprofessionalnot professional
Spanishamateur, recreativo
Nounsamateursomeone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime
amateuran athlete who does not play for pay
English > amateur: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaninglacking professional skill or expertise.
Example"a very amateurish job"
Synonymsamateurish, inexpert, unskilled
Broaderunprofessionalnot characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession
Spanishamateur, inexperto
Nounsamateuran athlete who does not play for pay
English > amateur: 4 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime.
Narrowerbird watcher, birderA person who identifies and studies birds in their natural habitats
dabbler, dilettante, sciolistAn amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge
hobbyistA person who pursues an activity in their spare time for pleasure
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Spanishaficionada, aficionado, amateur
Catalanafeccionat, aficionat, amateur
Adjectivesamateurengaged in as a pastime
English > amateur: 4 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningAn athlete who does not play for pay.
Narrowersporting man, outdoor mansomeone who enjoys / enjoys / enjoys outdoor activities
Broaderathlete, jockA person trained to compete in sports
Oppositeprofessional, proAn athlete who plays for pay
Spanishaficionado, amateur
Catalanaficionat, amateur
Adjectivesamateurengaged in as a pastime
amateurlacking professional skill or expertise

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