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.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Professionaladjective

    Relating to a particular calling or profession.

    Etymology: from profession.

    Professional, as well as national, reflections are to be avoided. Clarissa.

Wikipedia

  1. Professional

    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.

ChatGPT

  1. professional

    A professional refers to an individual who has attained expertise, skill, or qualifications in a specific field or occupation. Professionals typically display a high level of competence, adhering to ethical standards and principles within their chosen profession. They often possess specialized knowledge and training, using their expertise to provide services or solve problems for clients or organizations in a diligent and competent manner. Professionals are typically committed to ongoing learning and professional development to stay updated with the latest advancements in their field.

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

Wikidata

  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  


  2. professionalnoun

    Someone with advantage of something or an argument in favor of a course of action to own up to no matter loss or gain in results relating to the kind of situation. 1.) of relating to, or connected with a profession of a person engaged in a specified activity as one's main paid occupation rather than as a pastime.

    I am professional spiritual lexicographer in motion to build my own text book of art.

    Etymology: Asset


    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on April 6, 2024  

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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. Jonas Baer-Hoffmann:

    It actually makes it harder, because you have more travel, less recovery etc., we have seen that travel is a substantial risk factor to any of the COVID protocols that professional sports have undertaken.

  2. High Court judge Timothy Kerr:

    The EY organisation was supposed to have a written whistleblowing policy, though I have no evidence that it had one, it is generally known to professional persons such as accountants that to become a whistleblower often involves a major risk of financial loss through subsequent 'unemployability'.

  3. Aquarium Biologist Halley Miller:

    Like all giant Pacific octopus, The Florida Aquarium’s GPO Farallon is an extremely intelligent creature. Enrichment activities are key to optimal animal welfare as a result the professional care team provide her with a wide variety of activities from puzzles, to painting and more, this was first time we presented Farallon this activity.She was very engaged with the canvases; using her arms and suckers to push around the paint.

  4. Kirsten Gillibrand:

    We must resist the urge to create a separate but unequal system of justice within the military and must guarantee a professional, unbiased system for all service members.

  5. Michaela Coel:

    Thank you for your existence in our industry, for making the space safe, for creating physical, emotional and professional boundaries so that we can make work about exploitation, loss of respect, about abuse of power without being exploited or abused in the process.

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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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