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 person(noun)

    a person engaged in one of the learned professions

  2. professional, pro(noun)

    an athlete who plays for pay

  3. master, professional(adj)

    an authority qualified to teach apprentices

  4. professional(adj)

    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. professional(adj)

    of or relating to or suitable as a profession

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

  6. professional(adj)

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

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

  7. professional(adj)

    of or relating to a profession

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

  8. professional(adj)

    engaged in by members of a profession

    "professional occupations include medicine and the law and teaching"

Wiktionary

  1. professional(Noun)

    A person who belongs to a profession

  2. professional(Noun)

    A person who earns his living from a specified activity

  3. professional(Noun)

    An expert.

  4. professional(Adjective)

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

  5. professional(Adjective)

    That is carried out for money, especially as a livelihood

  6. professional(Adjective)

    Expert

Webster Dictionary

  1. Professional(adj)

    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. Professional(adj)

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

  3. Professional(noun)

    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  

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. Ralph J. Smith:

    Engineering is the professional art of applying science to the optimum conversion of natural resources to the benefit of man.

  2. Alan Futerfas:

    Trump Jr. has been professional and responsible throughout the Robert Mueller and Congressional investigations.

  3. Ilina Dubey:

    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.

  4. Mario DiGirolamo:

    I'm not a professional. I'm not a photojournalist, when I see a picture that I want to collect, I want to get it.

  5. Jason Humbert:

    We encourage people to remain vigilant whether online or in a store, and avoid purchasing products marketed to treat cancer without any proof they will work. Patients should consult a health care professional about proper prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. there's also concern that some of the products could interact with any medications or any other underlying conditions that consumers may have.

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Translations for professional

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  • محترفة, محترفArabic
  • professional, peritCatalan, Valencian
  • profesionál, profesionálníCzech
  • Professioneller, Profi, professionell, Professionelle, berufsmäßig, BerufGerman
  • επαγγελματίας, επιτηδευματίαςGreek
  • profesionista, profesionalSpanish
  • پروفسیونلPersian
  • ammattilainen, asiantuntija, ammattimies, ammattimainen, ekspertti, ammatillinenFinnish
  • professionnel, professionnelleFrench
  • gairmiúil, gairmíIrish
  • पेHindi
  • profi, szaki, szakember, hivatásos, szakértő, professzionális, szakmaiHungarian
  • professionale, professionistaItalian
  • מקצועיHebrew
  • プロフェッショナル, プロ, 専門家Japanese
  • professionalLatin
  • mātanga, ngaioMāori
  • profesjonellNorwegian
  • expert, deskundig, professioneel, beroeps, professional, beroeps-, deskundigeDutch
  • profesjonellNorwegian Nynorsk
  • zawodowiec, profesjonalistaPolish
  • profissionalPortuguese
  • profesional, profesionistRomanian
  • профессиональный, профессионалка, профессионал, эксперт, специалистка, специалистRussian
  • proffs, expert, professionellSwedish
  • தொழில்முறைTamil
  • มืออาชีพThai
  • chuyên giaVietnamese
  • 专业的Chinese

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