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pro·fes·sion·al

 (prə-fĕsh′ə-nəl)
adj.
1.
a. Of, relating to, engaged in, or suitable for a profession: lawyers, doctors, and other professional people.
b. Conforming to the standards of a profession: professional behavior.
2. Engaging in a given activity as a source of livelihood or as a career: a professional writer.
3. Performed by persons receiving pay: professional football.
4. Having or showing great skill; expert: a professional repair job.
n.
1. A person following a profession, especially a learned profession.
2. One who earns a living in a given or implied occupation: hired a professional to decorate the house.
3. A skilled practitioner; an expert.

pro·fes′sion·al·ly adv.

professional

(prəˈfɛʃənəl)
adj
1. of, relating to, suitable for, or engaged in as a profession
2. engaging in an activity for gain or as a means of livelihood
3.
a. extremely competent in a job, etc
b. (of a piece of work or anything performed) produced with competence or skill
4. undertaken or performed for gain or by people who are paid
n
5. (Professions) a person who belongs to or engages in one of the professions
6. a person who engages for his livelihood in some activity also pursued by amateurs
7. a person who engages in an activity with great competence
8. (General Sporting Terms) an expert player of a game who gives instruction, esp to members of a club by whom he is hired
proˈfessionally adv

pro•fes•sion•al

(prəˈfɛʃ ə nl)

adj.
1. following an occupation as a means of livelihood.
2. pertaining to a profession.
3. appropriate to a profession: professional objectivity.
4. engaged in one of the learned professions, as law or medicine.
5. following as a business something usu. regarded as a pastime: a professional golfer.
6. making a constant practice of something: A salesman has to be a professional optimist.
7. engaged in for competitive gain: professional baseball.
8. of or for a professional person or such a person's place of business: a professional apartment.
9. done by a professional; expert: professional car repairs.
n.
10. a member of a profession, esp. one of the learned professions.
11. a person who earns a living in a sport or other occupation frequently engaged in by amateurs.
12. a person who is expert at his or her work.
[1740–50]
pro•fes′sion•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.professional - a person engaged in one of the learned professionsprofessional - a person engaged in one of the learned professions
professional organisation, professional organization - an organization of and for professional people
adult, grownup - a fully developed person from maturity onward
careerist - a professional who is intent on furthering his or her career by any possible means and often at the expense of their own integrity
craftsman - a professional whose work is consistently of high quality; "as an actor he was a consummate craftsman"
critic - a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art
educator, pedagog, pedagogue - someone who educates young people
caregiver, health care provider, health professional, PCP, primary care provider - a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability
attorney, lawyer - a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
bibliothec, librarian - a professional person trained in library science and engaged in library services
practician, practitioner - someone who practices a learned profession
publisher - a person engaged in publishing periodicals or books or music
yuppie - a young upwardly mobile professional individual; a well-paid middle-class professional who works in a city and has a luxurious life style
2.professional - an athlete who plays for payprofessional - an athlete who plays for pay  
athlete, jock - a person trained to compete in sports
free agent - (sports) a professional athlete who is free to sign a contract to play for any team
semipro, semiprofessional - an athlete who plays for pay on a part-time basis
amateur - an athlete who does not play for pay
3.professional - an authority qualified to teach apprentices
authority - an expert whose views are taken as definitive; "he is an authority on corporate law"
past master - someone who was formerly a master
Adj.1.professional - 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"
nonprofessional - not professional; not engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or for gain; "the nonprofessional wives of his male colleagues"; "nonprofessional actors"
2.professional - of or relating to or suitable as a profession; "professional organizations"; "a professional field such as law"
3.professional - characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession; "professional conduct"; "professional ethics"; "a thoroughly professional performance"
unprofessional - not characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession; "described in unprofessional language so that high school students could understand it"; "was censured for unprofessional conduct"; "unprofessional repairs"
4.professional - of or relating to a profession; "we need professional advice"; "professional training"; "professional equipment for his new office"
5.professional - engaged in by members of a profession; "professional occupations include medicine and the law and teaching"
white-collar - of or designating salaried professional or clerical work or workers; "the coal miner's son aspired to a white-collar occupation as a bookkeeper"

professional

adjective
1. qualified, trained, skilled, white-collar professional people like doctors and engineers
3. full-time, paid, non-amateur He spent several years as a professional football player.
noun
1. expert, authority, master, pro (informal), specialist, guru, buff (informal), wizard, adept, whizz (informal), maestro, virtuoso, boffin (Brit. informal), hotshot (informal), past master, dab hand (Brit. informal), wonk (informal), maven (U.S.), fundi (S. African) a dedicated professional

professional

adjective
Having or demonstrating a high degree of knowledge or skill:
Slang: crackerjack.
noun
A person with a high degree of knowledge or skill in a particular field:
Informal: whiz.
Slang: crackerjack.
Chiefly British: dab.
Translations
إحْتِرافي، مُحْتَرِفحِرَفي، عالي المُسْتَوىحِرَفِيّشَخْص مُحْتَرِفمُحْتَرِف
profesionálníprofesionálvýtečnýkvalitní
professionelfaglig
ammattilainenammattimainen
profesionalacprofesionalan
hivatásosprofiszakmai
atvinnu-atvinnumaîurfagmannlegurfagmannlegur, atvinnumannslegur
専門家職業的な
전문가직업적인
kvalitnýprofesionálsky
poklicenprofesionalecstrokoven
professionellproffsexpert
เกี่ยวกับอาชีพผู้เชี่ยวชาญในวิชาชีพ
profesyonelprofesyonelcebir işi meslek olarak yapanbüyük ustalıklameslekî
lành nghềmột người hành nghề

professional

[prəˈfeʃənl]
A. ADJ
1. (= non-amateur) [sport, sportsperson, musician] → profesional; [soldier] → de carrera
she's a professional singeres cantante profesional
he plays professional footballse dedica al fútbol profesional
that boy's a professional trouble-makerese niño es un alborotador profesional
to seek or take professional adviceconsultar a un profesional
before spending any money you ought to seek professional advicedeberías consultar a un profesional antes de gastar nada de dinero
I have sought professional advice and have been advised to go ahead with the casehe consultado a un abogado y me ha aconsejado seguir adelante con el caso
she needs professional help for her depressionnecesita ayuda de un profesional para superar su depresión
to turn or go professionalhacerse profesional, profesionalizarse
2. (= employed in a profession) the flat is ideal for the professional single personel piso es idóneo para el profesional soltero
3. (= relating to a profession) → profesional
he began his professional life as an accountantse inició en su vida profesional como contable
his professional conduct has come under scrutinyse está investigando su conducta profesional
4. (= appropriate to a professional) I was impressed by his professional approachsu profesionalidad me causó muy buena impresión
that wasn't a very professional thing to doeso no fue propio de un profesional, eso fue una falta de profesionalidad
5. (= competent, skilled) it was a very professional performancefue una representación hecha con mucha profesionalidad
a professional jobobra f de un profesional or experto
you could tell the burglary was a professional jobse veía que el robo fue obra de un profesional or de un experto
you've done a really professional job of the decoratinghas pintado la casa como un verdadero profesional or experto
B. N
1. (= non-amateur) → profesional mf
2. (= person employed in a profession) → profesional mf
health professionalprofesional mf de la medicina
3. (= expert) → profesional mf, experto/a m/f
the killing was the work of a professionalel asesinato fue obra de un profesional or de un experto
Brenner was no ordinary thief, but a true professionalBrenner no era un ladrón cualquiera, sino un verdadero profesional or experto
golf professionalgolfista mf profesional
C. CPD professional charges NPLhonorarios mpl profesionales
the professional classes NPLla gente de carrera
professional fees NPLhonorarios mpl profesionales
professional foul Nfalta f profesional
professional liability Nresponsabilidad f profesional
professional misconduct Nfalta f de ética profesional
he was found guilty of professional misconductse le declaró culpable de falta de ética profesional
professional practice N (= method) → práctica f profesional; (= career) → vida f profesional
the professional practice of homoeopathyla práctica profesional de la homeopatía
in his professional practice he had come across many patients with similar symptomsen su vida profesional había atendido a muchos pacientes con síntomas parecidos
it is not good professional practiceno es apropiado en el ejercicio de la profesión
professional qualification Ntítulo m profesional
professional school N (US) → escuela f profesional superior
professional services NPLservicios mpl prestados por profesionales
professional skills NPLtécnicas fpl de la profesión
professional standing Nreputación f profesional
professional training Nformación f profesional

professional

[prəˈfɛʃənəl]
n
(= non-amateur) → professionnel(le) m/f
(= person with a professional job) → professionnel(le) m/f
(= good, reliable person) → professionnel(le) m/f
She's a real professional → C'est une vraie professionnelle.
adj
(= non-amateur) → professionnel(le)
a professional musician → un musicien professionnel
to turn professional [player, athlete] → devenir professionnel(le)
(= skilled) [work, performance] → professionnel(le)
a very professional piece of work → un travail très professionnel
[opinion, judgement, expertise] → professionnel(le) professional advice, professional misconduct
(= work-related) [activities, context] → professionnel(le)
(= correct) [behaviour, attitude] → professionnel(le)
(= employed in a profession) a professional man → un professionnel
He's a professional man → C'est un professionnel.
a professional woman → une professionnelleprofessional advice navis m professionnel
to take professional advice → obtenir un avis professionnel
to seek professional advice → demander un avis professionnelprofessional foul nfaute f délibérée

professional

adj
Berufs-, beruflich; opinionfachmännisch, fachlich; football, tennisprofessionell; their professional abilityihre beruflichen Fähigkeiten; professional army/soldierBerufsarmee m/-soldat(in) m(f); his professional lifesein Berufsleben; our relationship is purely professionalunsere Beziehung ist rein geschäftlich(er Natur); a professional thiefein professioneller Dieb; professional criminalBerufsverbrecher(in) m(f); professional rioterKrawalltourist(in) m(f); we need your professional help herehier brauchen wir Ihre fachmännische Hilfe; he’s now doing it on a professional basiser macht das jetzt hauptberuflich; in his professional capacity as a doctorin seiner Eigenschaft als Arzt; to be a professional singer/author etcvon Beruf Sänger/Schriftsteller etc sein; “flat to let to quiet professional gentleman”Wohnung zu vermieten an ruhigen gut situierten Herrn“; the pub is used mainly by professional mendas Lokal wird hauptsächlich von Angehörigen der gehobenen Berufe besucht; the professional classesdie gehobenen Berufe, die höheren Berufsstände (dated); to seek/take professional advicefachmännischen Rat suchen/einholen; it’s not our professional practicees gehört nicht zu unseren geschäftlichen Gepflogenheiten; to turn or go professionalProfi werden
(= skilled, competent) piece of work etcfachmännisch, fachgemäß, fachgerecht; worker, persongewissenhaft; company, approachprofessionell; (= expert) performancekompetent, sachkundig, professionell; he didn’t make a very professional job of thater hat das nicht sehr fachmännisch erledigt; he handled the matter in a very professional mannerer hat die Angelegenheit in sehr kompetenter Weise gehandhabt; that’s not a very professional attitude to your workdas ist doch nicht die richtige Einstellung (zu Ihrem Beruf); it’s not up to professional standardses entspricht nicht fachlichen Normen; a typed letter looks more professionalein maschine(n)geschriebener Brief sieht professioneller aus
(inf) worrier, moanernotorisch, gewohnheitsmäßig
nProfi m

professional

:
professional footballer
nBerufsfußballer(in) m(f)
professional foul
Professional Golfers’ Association
nProfessional Golfers’ Association f, Verband professioneller Golfspieler

professional

[prəˈfɛʃnl]
1. adj
a. (capacity) → professionale; (diplomat, soldier) → di carriera
a professional man → un professionista
to take professional advice → consultare un esperto
to be a professional singer → essere un/a cantante m/f professionista or di professione
to turn or go professional (Sport) → passare al professionismo
b. (competent, skilled, worker) → esperto/a; (piece of work, approach) → da professionista; (attitude) → professionale
it's not up to professional standards → non è da professionista
2. nprofessionista m/f

profess

(prəˈfes) verb
1. to state or declare openly.
2. to claim or pretend. He professed to be an expert.
proˈfession (-ʃən) noun
1. an occupation or job that needs special knowledge, eg medicine, law, teaching, engineering etc.
2. the people who have such an occupation. the legal profession.
3. an open statement or declaration.
proˈfessional (-ʃə-) adjective
(negative unprofessional).
1. of a profession. professional skill.
2. of a very high standard. a very professional performance.
3. earning money by performing, or giving instruction, in a sport or other activity that is a pastime for other people; not amateur. a professional musician/golfer.
noun
(abbreviation pro (prou) ) a person who is professional. a golf professional/pro.
proˈfessionally adverb

professional

حِرَفِيّ, مُحْتَرِف profesionál, profesionální professionel Fachmann, professionell επαγγελματίας, επαγγελματικός profesional ammattilainen, ammattimainen professionnel profesionalac, profesionalan professionale, professionista 専門家, 職業的な 전문가, 직업적인 professional, professioneel fagmann, profesjonell profesjonalista, profesjonalny profissional профессионал, профессиональный professionell, proffs เกี่ยวกับอาชีพ, ผู้เชี่ยวชาญในวิชาชีพ profesyonel lành nghề, một người hành nghề 专业人员, 专业的

professional

n. profesional, facultivo-a;
___ carecuidado ___;
___ helpasistencia ___;
a. profesional; facultativo-a.

professional

adj profesional; — courtesy prestación gratuita de servicios a colegas; n profesional mf; health — profesional de la salud, profesional sanitario
References in classic literature ?
He hoped to find some new method of making a living and aspired to become a professional breeder of ferrets.
It sounds like the wildest dream of a professional sleep-walker; and yet, when I stop to think, it isn't much worse than some of the things we've gone through with, Ned.
Antonia often went to the dances with Larry Donovan, a passenger conductor who was a kind of professional ladies' man, as we said.
The novice in the military art flew from point to point, retarding his own preparations by the excess of his violent and somewhat distempered zeal; while the more practiced veteran made his arrangements with a deliberation that scorned every appearance of haste; though his sober lineaments and anxious eye sufficiently betrayed that he had no very strong professional relish for the, as yet, untried and dreaded warfare of the wilderness.
And I heard him ask Jennie a lot of professional questions about me.
His professional brethren, each for himself, adopted various hypotheses, more or less plausible, but all dressed out in a perplexing mystery of phrase, which, if it do not show a bewilderment of mind in these erudite physicians, certainly causes it in the unlearned peruser of their opinions.
To say the truth, there was much need of professional assistance, not merely for Hester herself, but still more urgently for the child -- who, drawing its sustenance from the maternal bosom, seemed to have drank in with it all the turmoil, the anguish and despair, which pervaded the mother's system.
Of the names in this list of whale authors, only those following Owen ever saw living whales; and but one of them was a real professional harpooneer and whaleman.
The professional gentleman thus familiarly pointed out, had been all the time standing near them, with nothing specific visible, to denote his gentlemanly rank on board.
Of these professional tramps a great many had, of course, been shiftless and vicious all their lives.
You oughter see, now," said Marks, in a glow of professional pride, "how I can tone it off.
You wanted to burn me alive when I had not done you any harm, and latterly you have been trying to injure my professional reputation.

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