professional, professional person(noun)
a person engaged in one of the learned professions
an athlete who plays for pay
an authority qualified to teach apprentices
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"
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 who belongs to a profession
A person who earns his living from a specified activity
Of, pertaining to, or in accordance with the (usually high) standards of a profession.
That is carried out for money, especially as a livelihood
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
engaged in by professionals; as, a professional race; -- opposed to amateur
a person who prosecutes anything professionally, or for a livelihood, and not in the character of an amateur; a professional worker
A professional is a person who is engaged in a certain activity, or occupation, for gain or compensation as means of livelihood; such as a permanent career, not as an amateur or pastime. The traditional professions were doctors, engineers, lawyers, architects and commissioned military officers. Today, the term is applied to nurses, accountants, educators, scientists, technology experts, social workers, artists, librarians and many more. The term is also used in sports to differentiate amateur players from those who are paid—hence "professional footballer" and "professional golfer". Many companies include the word professional in their store name to imply the quality of their workmanship or service. In some cultures, the term is used as shorthand to describe a particular social stratum of well-educated, salaried workers who enjoy considerable work autonomy and are commonly engaged in creative and intellectually challenging work. Due to the personal and confidential nature of many professional services, and thus the necessity to place a great deal of trust in them, most professionals are subject to strict codes of conduct enshrining rigorous ethical and moral obligations.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Professional' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #928
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Professional' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1937
Rank popularity for the word 'Professional' in Nouns Frequency: #1391
Rank popularity for the word 'Professional' in Adjectives Frequency: #112
The numerical value of Professional in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Professional in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it.
A professional is someone who can do his best when he doesn't feel like it.
I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.
Professional sports content is among the most premium content you can find, if it happened in Hollywood, why would n’t it happen with professional sports ?
A student is not a professional athlete. ... He is not a little politician or junior senator looking for angles ... an amateur promoter, a glad-hander, embryo Rotarian, caf-society leader, quiz kid or man about town. A student is a person who is learning to fulfill his powers and to find ways of using them in the service of mankind.
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Translations for Professional
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- محترفة, محترفArabic
- professional, peritCatalan, Valencian
- profesionál, profesionálníCzech
- Professioneller, Profi, professionell, Professionelle, berufsmäßig, BerufGerman
- επαγγελματίας, επιτηδευματίαςGreek
- profesionista, profesionalSpanish
- ammattilainen, asiantuntija, ammattimies, ammattimainen, ekspertti, ammatillinenFinnish
- professionnel, professionnelleFrench
- gairmiúil, gairmíIrish
- profi, szaki, szakember, hivatásos, szakértő, professzionális, szakmaiHungarian
- professionale, professionistaItalian
- プロフェッショナル, プロ, 専門家Japanese
- mātanga, ngaioMāori
- expert, deskundig, professioneel, beroeps, professional, beroeps-, deskundigeDutch
- profesjonellNorwegian Nynorsk
- zawodowiec, profesjonalistaPolish
- profesional, profesionistRomanian
- профессиональный, профессионалка, профессионал, эксперт, специалистка, специалистRussian
- proffs, expert, professionellSwedish
- chuyên giaVietnamese
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