What does professional mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings 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

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

Freebase

  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  

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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. President Obama:

    This self-reflection, this willingness to examine ourselves, to make corrections, to do better, that's part of what makes us Americans. It's part of what sets us apart from other nations, the United States is the most professional, most capable, most cutting-edge intelligence community in the world.

  2. Donnie Wiseman:

    I was scared for a minute, but she was so professional and trained and knew what to do in a situation like that. I'm glad she was there, a crazy situation. I'm really not sure what to say, I'm just glad that girl's OK.

  3. Patricia Bates:

    Whether it’s at the Division I college, or professional level, they have that drive, and that translates very well in our business.

  4. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk:

    In our opinion it was carried out solely from territory controlled by Russian fighters and there is no doubt that drunken separatists are not able to operate Buk systems and this means these systems were operated solely by professional Russian soldiers.

  5. Kaj Hed:

    When the success came to us, we weren't ready, it came so quickly, now, we are able to handle everything around the (upcoming) movie in a more systematic and professional way.

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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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