Meaning of AMATEUR in English

AMATEUR

n.1 a person who engages in a pursuit (e.g. an art or sport) as a pastime rather than a profession.

2 (attrib.) for or done by amateurs ( amateur athletics).

3 (foll. by of) a person who is fond of (a thing).

Derivatives:

amateurism n.

Etymology: F f. It. amatore f. L amator -oris lover f. amare love

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.