HyperDic: professional

English > 8 senses of the word professional:
ADJECTIVEallprofessionalengaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or means of livelihood
pertprofessionalof or relating to or suitable as a profession
allprofessionalcharacteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession
pertprofessionalof or relating to a profession
allprofessionalengaged in by members of a profession
NOUNperson professional, professional persona person engaged in one of the learned professions
person professional, proan athlete who plays for pay
person professional, masteran authority qualified to teach apprentices
professional > pronunciation
Soundsprahfeh'shahnahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > professional: 8 senses > adjective 1
MeaningEngaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or means of livelihood.
Examples
  • "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"
Narrowernonrecreational, paidInvolving gainful employment / employment in something often done as a hobby
professedprofessing to be qualified
Oppositenonprofessionalnot professional
Spanishprofesional
Catalanprofessional
English > professional: 8 senses > adjective 2, pert
MeaningOf or relating to or suitable as a profession.
Examples
  • "professional organizations"
  • "a professional field such as law"
Spanishprofesional
Catalanprofessional
Nounsprofessionthe body of people in a learned occupation
English > professional: 8 senses > adjective 3
Meaningcharacteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession.
Examples
  • "professional conduct"
  • "professional ethics"
  • "a thoroughly professional performance"
Oppositeunprofessionalnot characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession
Spanishprofesional
Catalanprofessional
English > professional: 8 senses > adjective 4, pert
MeaningOf or relating to a profession.
Examples
  • "we need professional advice"
  • "professional training"
  • "professional equipment for his new office"
Spanishprofesional
Catalanprofessional
Nounsprofessionan occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)
Adverbsprofessionallyin a professional manner
English > professional: 8 senses > adjective 5
MeaningEngaged in by members of a profession.
Example"professional occupations include medicine and the law and teaching"
Broaderwhite-collarOf or designating salaried professional or clerical work or workers
Spanishprofesional
Catalanprofessional
English > professional: 8 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person engaged in one of the learned professions.
Synonymprofessional person
Member ofprofessional organization, professional organisationAn organization of and for professional people
NarrowercareeristA professional who is intent on furthering / furthering his or her career by any possible means and often at the expense of their own integrity
craftsmanA professional whose work is consistently of high quality
criticA person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art
educator, pedagogue, pedagogsomeone who educates young people
health professional, primary care provider, PCP, health care provider, caregiverA person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability
lawyer, attorneyA professional person authorized to practice law
librarian, bibliothecA professional person trained in library science and engaged in library services
practitioner, practiciansomeone who practices a learned profession
publisherA person engaged in publishing / publishing periodicals or books or music
yuppieA young upwardly mobile professional individual
Broaderadult, grownupA fully developed person from maturity onward
Spanishprofesional, profesionista
Catalanprofessional
English > professional: 8 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningAn athlete who plays for pay.
Synonympro
Narrowerfree agent(sports) a professional athlete who is free to sign a contract to play for any team
semiprofessional, semiproAn athlete who plays for pay on a part-time basis
Broaderathlete, jockA person trained to compete in sports
OppositeamateurAn athlete who does not play for pay
Spanishprofesional
Catalanprofessional
English > professional: 8 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningAn authority qualified to teach apprentices.
Synonymmaster
Narrowerpast mastersomeone who was formerly a master
BroaderauthorityAn expert whose views are taken as definitive
Spanishmaestra, maestro, profesional
Catalanmestra, mestre, professional

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