professional

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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 his living from a specified activity
  3. An expert.
    • 1934, Rex Stout, Fer-de-Lance, 1992 Bantam edition, ISBN 0553278193, 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 Chambers, chapter 2/1, The Younger Set[1]:
      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 ; […] .
  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

Adjective[edit]

professional m, f (masculine and feminine plural professionals)

  1. professional

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

professional m, f (plural professionals)

  1. professional

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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