professional

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

profession +‎ -al

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɹəˈfɛʃənəl/
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Noun[edit]

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professional (plural professionals)

  1. A person who belongs to a profession
  2. A person who earns their living from a specified activity
  3. A reputation known by name
  4. An expert.
    • 1934, Rex Stout, Fer-de-Lance, 1992 Bantam edition, →ISBN, page 97:
      I have learned that there is a person attached to a golf club called a professional. Find out who fills that post at the Green Meadow Club; [] invite the professional, urgently, to dine with us this evening.

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Adjective[edit]

professional (comparative more professional, superlative most professional)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or in accordance with the (usually high) standards of a profession.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter II, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326:
      His forefathers had been, as a rule, professional men—physicians and lawyers; his grandfather died under the walls of Chapultepec Castle while twisting a tourniquet for a cursing dragoon; an uncle remained indefinitely at Malvern Hill; [].
    • 2019 March 18, Steven Pifer, Five years after Crimea’s illegal annexation, the issue is no closer to resolution[1], The Center for International Security and Cooperation:
      The little green men were clearly professional soldiers by their bearing, carried Russian weapons, and wore Russian combat fatigues, but they had no identifying insignia. Vladimir Putin originally denied they were Russian soldiers; that April, he confirmed they were.
  2. That is carried out for money, especially as a livelihood.
  3. (by extension) Expert.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

professió +‎ -al

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Adjective[edit]

professional (masculine and feminine plural professionals)

  1. professional

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Noun[edit]

professional m or f (plural professionals)

  1. professional

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English professional.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

professional m (plural professionals)

  1. a professional practicioner of a trade, métier...
  2. an expert in a (professional) field

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