What does Professional mean?

Definitions for Professional
prəˈfɛʃ ə nlpro·fes·sion·al

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Professional.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. professional, professional personnoun

    a person engaged in one of the learned professions

  2. professional, pronoun

    an athlete who plays for pay

  3. master, professionaladjective

    an authority qualified to teach apprentices

  4. professionaladjective

    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"

  5. professionaladjective

    of or relating to or suitable as a profession

    "professional organizations"; "a professional field such as law"

  6. professionaladjective

    characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession

    "professional conduct"; "professional ethics"; "a thoroughly professional performance"

  7. professionaladjective

    of or relating to a profession

    "we need professional advice"; "professional training"; "professional equipment for his new office"

  8. professionaladjective

    engaged in by members of a profession

    "professional occupations include medicine and the law and teaching"

Wiktionary

  1. professionalnoun

    A person who belongs to a profession

  2. professionalnoun

    A person who earns his living from a specified activity

  3. professionalnoun

    An expert.

  4. professionaladjective

    Of, pertaining to, or in accordance with the (usually high) standards of a profession.

  5. professionaladjective

    That is carried out for money, especially as a livelihood

  6. professionaladjective

    Expert

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Professionaladjective

    Relating to a particular calling or profession.

    Etymology: from profession.

    Professional, as well as national, reflections are to be avoided. Clarissa.

Wikipedia

  1. Professional

    A professional is a member of a profession or any person who works in a specified professional activity. The term also describes the standards of education and training that prepare members of the profession with the particular knowledge and skills necessary to perform their specific role within that profession. In addition, most professionals are subject to strict codes of conduct, enshrining rigorous ethical and moral obligations. Professional standards of practice and ethics for a particular field are typically agreed upon and maintained through widely recognized professional associations, such as the IEEE. Some definitions of "professional" limit this term to those professions that serve some important aspect of public interest and the general good of society.In some cultures, the term is used as shorthand to describe a particular social stratum of well-educated workers who enjoy considerable work autonomy and who are commonly engaged in creative and intellectually challenging work.

ChatGPT

  1. professional

    A professional refers to an individual who has attained expertise, skill, or qualifications in a specific field or occupation. Professionals typically display a high level of competence, adhering to ethical standards and principles within their chosen profession. They often possess specialized knowledge and training, using their expertise to provide services or solve problems for clients or organizations in a diligent and competent manner. Professionals are typically committed to ongoing learning and professional development to stay updated with the latest advancements in their field.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Professionaladjective

    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

  2. Professionaladjective

    engaged in by professionals; as, a professional race; -- opposed to amateur

  3. Professionalnoun

    a person who prosecutes anything professionally, or for a livelihood, and not in the character of an amateur; a professional worker

Wikidata

  1. Professional

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. professional

    A person that earns a living from a specific activity.

    Their Dad was a professional golf player.


    Submitted by MaryC on December 30, 2019  


  2. professionalnoun

    Someone with advantage of something or an argument in favor of a course of action to own up to no matter loss or gain in results relating to the kind of situation. 1.) of relating to, or connected with a profession of a person engaged in a specified activity as one's main paid occupation rather than as a pastime.

    I am professional spiritual lexicographer in motion to build my own text book of art.

    Etymology: Asset


    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on April 6, 2024  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Professional' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #928

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Professional' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1937

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Professional' in Nouns Frequency: #1391

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Professional' in Adjectives Frequency: #112

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Professional in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Professional in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Professional in a Sentence

  1. Clive Davis:

    From all my personal and professional experience with Whitney from Academy Award-nominee late teenage years to Academy Award-nominee tragic premature death, I know the full Whitney Houston story has not yet been told, i am so glad that Anthony McCarten has committed to a no holds barred, musically rich screenplay that finally reveals the whole Whitney whose vocal genius deeply affected the world while Academy Award-nominee fiercely battled the demons that were to be Academy Award-nominee undoing.

  2. Elonka Dunin:

    Our Kryptos community is made up of people all around the world. We have thousands of people that are interested in Kryptos -- either cracking Our Kryptos community, or helping to see Our Kryptos community cracked, some of them are professional code breakers. Some of them are students.

  3. Bill Schuette:

    This complex case of official wrongdoing and betrayal of public trust has been prosecuted with the utmost attention to the professional standards that justice demands, i walk away knowing that I gave everything I had to give to this case. The people of Flint deserved nothing less.

  4. Jason Moore:

    My work, it was almost impossible for me, i could n’t climb ladders. I would have customers call my office and complain I smelled bad or I did n’t look professional, I was n’t clean -- the list goes on.

  5. Sean MacFarland:

    We are the United States of America, and you know we have a set of guiding principles and those affect the way we, as professional soldiers, airmen, sailors marines conduct ourselves on the battlefield, we are bound by the laws of armed conflict. And you know at the end of the day, it doesn't only matter if you win, it matters how you win.

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Translations for Professional

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  • محترفة, محترفArabic
  • professional, peritCatalan, Valencian
  • profesionální, profesionálCzech
  • Professionelle, professionell, Professioneller, Beruf, berufsmäßig, ProfiGerman
  • επιτηδευματίας, επαγγελματίαςGreek
  • profesionista, profesionalSpanish
  • پروفسیونلPersian
  • ammattimies, ammattimainen, ekspertti, asiantuntija, ammattilainen, ammatillinenFinnish
  • professionnelle, professionnelFrench
  • gairmí, gairmiúilIrish
  • पेHindi
  • szakember, szakmai, hivatásos, szakértő, szaki, profi, professzionálisHungarian
  • professionale, professionistaItalian
  • מקצועיHebrew
  • 専門家, プロ, プロフェッショナルJapanese
  • professionalLatin
  • mātanga, ngaioMāori
  • profesjonellNorwegian
  • professional, professioneel, deskundige, beroeps, expert, beroeps-, deskundigDutch
  • profesjonellNorwegian Nynorsk
  • zawodowiec, profesjonalistaPolish
  • profissionalPortuguese
  • profesionist, profesionalRomanian
  • специалист, специалистка, эксперт, профессионал, профессионалка, профессиональныйRussian
  • professionell, expert, proffsSwedish
  • தொழில்முறைTamil
  • มืออาชีพThai
  • chuyên giaVietnamese
  • 专业的Chinese

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