Adjective: professional pru'fe-shu-nul
Noun: professional pru'fe-shu-nul
- 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 theatre"; "professional football"; "a professional cook"; "professional actors and athletes"
- Of or relating to or suitable as a profession
"professional organizations"; "a professional field such as law"
- Characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession
"professional conduct"; "professional ethics"; "a thoroughly professional performance"
- Of or relating to a profession
"we need professional advice"; "professional training"; "professional equipment for his new office"
- Engaged in by members of a profession
"professional occupations include medicine and the law and teaching"
- A person engaged in one of the learned professions
- professional person
- An athlete who plays for pay
- An authority qualified to teach apprentices
Derived forms: professionals
See also: nonrecreational, paid, professed, white-collar
Type of: adult, athlete, authority, grownup, jock [N. Amer]
Antonym: amateur, nonprofessional, unprofessional
Part of: professional organisation [Brit], professional organization