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
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
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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
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.
I cannot lead an organization whose three members are so unwilling to work collectively, so devoid of ambition for the game, so full of disdain for Great Britain players and so apparently lacking in professional integrity.
We’re all human and we build relationships over time. ... Jim and I have developed a great friendship through our working experiences here with the The Penguins and I ca n’t say enough about how much respect I have for him as a professional, but he’s a good friend. It’s just, it’s hard.
The insensitive remarks made by Jon Gruden about DeMaurice Smith are indicative of the racism that exists on many levels of professional sports, furthermore, it reveals that the journey for African Americans and other minorities in sports is riddled with irrepressible mindsets at the highest level. It is our hope that the league and team ownership will address this matter with a remedy commensurate with these painful words. This is yet another inflection point in a society fraught with cynical social blinders, absent of respect for the intellectual capacity and leadership of minorities. When will it end?
In today's environment, Americans need their sports. It's time to reopen the economy and it's time we get our professional athletes back to work.
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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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