(ˌsɛm iˈæm əˌtʃʊər, -tʃər, -tər, -ˌæm əˈtɜr, ˌsɛm aɪ-)
1. retaining amateur status but receiving prize money or support, as from a sponsor, to cover training expenses.
2. a semiamateur athlete.
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The recent expiration of the Getty-Flickr agreement therefore probably had more to do with Flickr's shrinking profile than with any change of heart vis-a-vis amateur and semiamateur content on Getty's part.
Sides who are semi-professional --or semiamateur to get the nuance right --will never prevail over a full season against full-time pros.
It was only after the future superstar director saw Sam Raimi's "The Evil Dead" in 1984 that he realized there was a reputation to be made from a semiamateur, blood-spattered horror pic.
Yet I recall that the only idea I have of one of her twentieth-century predecessors, Anna Pavlova, is derived from those semiamateur silent movies of her, some taken, I think, by Douglas Fairbanks Sr., which later had a piano sound track added.