Meaning of PROFESSIONAL in English

PROFESSIONAL

adj. and n. abbr. pro

1) ( usu. sports) to turn ~ (he turned ~ at the age of twenty)

2) a real, true ~ (she is a real ~) ('she does her work seriously and well')

USAGE NOTE: A ~ tennis player and a ~ golfer compete for money. A tennis ~ and a golf pro coach for money, usu. at clubs.

The Bbi combinatory dictionary of English, a guide to word combinations.      Комбинаторный словарь английского языка Bbi. Руководство по словосочетаниям.