Meaning of PROFESSIONAL in English

PROFESSIONAL

transcription, транскрипция: [ prəfeʃən(ə)l ]

( professionals)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

Professional means relating to a person’s work, especially work that requires special training.

His professional career started at Liverpool University.

ADJ : ADJ n

• pro‧fes‧sion‧al‧ly

...a professionally-qualified architect...

ADV : ADV -ed / adj , ADV with cl

2.

Professional people have jobs that require advanced education or training.

...highly qualified professional people like doctors and engineers.

ADJ : ADJ n

Professional is also a noun.

My father wanted me to become a professional and have more stability.

N-COUNT

3.

You use professional to describe people who do a particular thing to earn money rather than as a hobby.

This has been my worst time for injuries since I started as a professional footballer...

≠ amateur

ADJ

Professional is also a noun.

He had been a professional since March 1985.

N-COUNT

• pro‧fes‧sion‧al‧ly

By age 16 he was playing professionally with bands in Greenwich Village.

ADV : ADV after v

4.

Professional sports are played for money rather than as a hobby.

...an art student who had played professional football for a short time.

≠ amateur

ADJ : ADJ n

5.

If you say that something that someone does or produces is professional , you approve of it because you think that it is of a very high standard.

They run it with a truly professional but personal touch.

≠ amateur

ADJ [ approval ]

Professional is also a noun.

...a dedicated professional who worked harmoniously with the cast and crew.

N-COUNT

• pro‧fes‧sion‧al‧ly

These tickets have been produced very professionally.

ADV : ADV with v

6.

see also semi-professional

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