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

How to pronounce professional?

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How to say professional in sign language?

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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. Eduardo Sanchez:

    No, there is no other house that was used in a professional capacity.

  2. Matthew Barber:

    I have seen (escaped) girls in their early teens coming out of the (YAZDA) office and they are so traumatized they have difficulty making eye contact with other women who would normally be approachable, they can't connect emotionally... these girls need professional therapists and it's more than what we are able to provide at the moment.

  3. Prince Feisal:

    When you are looking at high level athletes it does make it challenging with the difficulties several federations are facing, we do feel globally there is the impression professional sports is unfortunately corrupt because of some of the issues.

  4. Chen Zhitao:

    Shenzhen's current property dilemma ... is no longer to protect families in need, but how to find housing for its (professional) talent.

  5. Navy Rear Admiral David Proctor:

    The RNZN is a modern and professional organization that embraces individuality and personality, however, we are a military organization and with that comes certain expectations on our personnel in terms of dress and appearance.

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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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