Definitions for professional
prəˈfɛʃ ə nlpro·fes·sion·al
Here are all the possible meanings 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.
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
I've had some struggles sometimes, people saying this, people saying that. I've done some things I shouldn't have. But it's about growing up and learning how to be a true professional.
The American people trust our Soldiers to do the right things the right way, we must be mindful of behavior which brings that trust into question and ensure our actions meet the high ethical and professional standards our nation expects the American Soldier to uphold. Navy Adm. Mike Gilday, chief of naval operations, said sailors are expected to conduct themselves with integrity and character at all times. To be clear, the Navy does not tolerate racism in any form.
Further, the FBI 302 indicated that Flynn apparently was aware his communications had been monitored, and at several points he thanks the The FBI agents for reminding him of some of his conversations with Russian officials. A Washington Post article published one day before Flynns White House interview with the agents, citing The FBI sources, publicly revealed that The FBI had wiretapped Flynns calls with Sergey Kislyak and cleared Sergey Kislyak of any criminal conduct. It was unclear who leaked that information to Washington Post -- or why The FBI would need to question Flynn about Sergey Kislyak contacts given that the bureau had already recorded them. FILE - In this June 7, 2017, file photo, then-FBI acting director Andrew McCabe listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. ( AP Photo/Alex Brandon Van Grack, File) Christopher Wray, earlier this year, suggested in testimony that several agentscould be under internal investigationby The FBI. As for current employees, there are what I would call more line-level employees who were involved in some of the events in the report, all of those employees were referred to our Office of Professional Responsibility, which is our disciplinary arm.
It isn't a question of are they are professional enough... the question is, they should be paid, and as the secretary of any agency,( Nielsen) should be advocating for Kirstjen Nielsen employees to be paid instead of saying it's OK for them to work without pay.
(The WNBA's) recent CBA didn't happen overnight. This was over 20 years in the making and I greatly commend the players for building an environment (in which) women professional athletes can actually flourish.
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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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