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 (sĕm′ē-prə-fĕsh′ə-nəl, sĕm′ī-)
1. Taking part in a sport for pay but not on a full-time basis.
2. Composed of or engaged in by semiprofessional players.
1. A semiprofessional player.
2. One whose occupation or work has some of the characteristics of a profession or of a professional.

sem′i·pro·fes′sion·al·ly adv.


1. (General Sporting Terms) (of a person) engaged in an activity or sport part-time but for pay
2. (General Sporting Terms) (of an activity or sport) engaged in by semiprofessional people
3. of or relating to a person whose activities are professional in some respects: a semiprofessional pianist.
a semiprofessional person
ˌsemiproˈfessionally adv


(ˌsɛm i prəˈfɛʃ ə nl, ˌsɛm aɪ-)

1. actively engaged in some field for pay but on a part-time basis: semiprofessional ball players.
2. engaged in by semiprofessional people: semiprofessional football.
3. a person who is semiprofessional.
sem`i•pro•fes′sion•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.semiprofessional - an athlete who plays for pay on a part-time basis
pro, professional - an athlete who plays for pay
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