professional


professional
pro|fes|sion|al1 W1S2 [prəˈfeʃənəl] adj
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1¦(job)¦
2¦(well trained)¦
3¦(paid)¦
4¦(team/event)¦
5 professional person/man/woman etc
6 professional liar/complainer etc
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1.) ¦(JOB)¦ [only before noun]
a) relating to a job that needs special education and training
What professional qualifications does he have?
It is essential to get good professional advice .
You may need to seek professional help .
b) relating to your job or work and not to your private life
professional contacts
2.) ¦(WELL TRAINED)¦
showing that someone has been well trained and is good at their work
This business plan looks very professional.
a more professional approach to work
3.) ¦(PAID)¦
doing a job, sport, or activity for money, rather than just for fun
→↑amateur
a professional tennis player
a professional army
turn/go professional
(=start to do something as a job)
4.) ¦(TEAM/EVENT)¦
done by or relating to people who are paid to do a sport or activity
→↑amateur
a professional hockey team
The golf tournament is a professional event.
5.) professional person/man/woman etc
someone who works in a profession, or who has an important position in a company or business
We'd prefer to rent the house to a professional couple.
6.) professional liar/complainer etc
someone who lies or complains too much - used humorously
>professionalization [prəˌfeʃənəlaıˈzeıʃən US -lə-] n [U]
the increasing professionalization of childcare services
>professionalize [prəˈfeʃənəlaız] v [T]
professional 2
professional2 W3 n
1.) someone who earns money by doing a job, sport, or activity that many other people do just for fun
→↑amateur
Hurd signed as a professional in 1998.
top snooker professionals
2.) someone who works in a job that needs special education and training, such as a doctor, lawyer, or ↑architect
health professionals (=doctors, nurses etc)
3.) someone who has a lot of experience and does something very skillfully
You sing like a real professional.
4.) tennis/golf/swimming etc professional
someone who is very good at a sport and is employed by a private club to teach its members

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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