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.
professional, professional personnoun
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
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Relating to a particular calling or profession.
Etymology: from profession.
Professional, as well as national, reflections are to be avoided. Clarissa.
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.
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.
A person that earns a living from a specific activity.
Their Dad was a professional golf player.
Submitted by MaryC on December 30, 2019
British National Corpus
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
Examples of Professional in a Sentence
We plan to … use our investor base of professional athletes and influencers to promote operations and growth, side-by-side openings are just being planned and it is too soon to know where.
It’s clear people can use these medications, mifepristone and misoprostol, at home even without the help of a medical professional very safely.
The growing visibility and popularity of eSports, as well as increasing prize pools make it not only more tempting for teams and players to break the rules, but also more damaging to our sport as a whole when they do, the ESL has an ongoing commitment to safeguarding the integrity of our competitions and providing a fair playground for professional players.
For as long as I can remember, my mother’s been my everything. Since my father would be away in the United States six months in a year, I have grown up with her around me all the time. She has been a huge inspiration for me, not only with what she has achieved in her professional life, but also with what she is in her personal life. She has taught me what it takes to be a good human being.
NASA is aware of recent comments regarding the International Space Station. United States sanctions and export control measures continue to allow US-Russia civil space cooperation on the space station, the professional relationship between our international partners, astronauts and cosmonauts continues for the safety and mission of all on board the ISS.
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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
- ammattimies, ammattimainen, ekspertti, asiantuntija, ammattilainen, ammatillinenFinnish
- professionnelle, professionnelFrench
- gairmí, gairmiúilIrish
- szakember, szakmai, hivatásos, szakértő, szaki, profi, professzionálisHungarian
- professionale, professionistaItalian
- 専門家, プロ, プロフェッショナルJapanese
- mātanga, ngaioMāori
- professional, professioneel, deskundige, beroeps, expert, beroeps-, deskundigDutch
- profesjonellNorwegian Nynorsk
- zawodowiec, profesjonalistaPolish
- profesionist, profesionalRomanian
- специалист, специалистка, эксперт, профессионал, профессионалка, профессиональныйRussian
- professionell, expert, proffsSwedish
- chuyên giaVietnamese
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