Meaning of PROFESSIONAL in English

PROFESSIONAL

adj. & n.

--adj.

1. of or belonging to or connected with a profession.

2 a having or showing the skill of a professional, competent. b worthy of a professional (professional conduct).

3 engaged in a specified activity as one's main paid occupation (cf. AMATEUR) (a professional boxer).

4 derog. engaged in a specified activity regarded with disfavour (a professional agitator).

--n. a professional person.

Phrases and idioms:

professional foul a deliberate foul in football etc., esp. to prevent an opponent from scoring.

Derivatives:

professionally adv.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.