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amateur

See also: Amateur

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From French amateur, from Latin amātōrem (lover), from amāre (to love).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈamətə/, /ˈamətjə/, /ˈamətjʊə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæmətɚ/, /ˈæmətʃɚ/, /ˈæmətʃʊɚ/
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NounEdit

amateur (plural amateurs)

  1. (now rare) A lover of something.
    • 2006, John Hailman, Thomas Jefferson on Wine, University of Mississippi 2006, p. x:
      he conducted extensive correspondence on wines with European suppliers, employing a wine vocabulary familiar to any modern amateur of wines.
  2. A person attached to a particular pursuit, study, or science as to music or painting; especially one who cultivates any study or art, from taste or attachment, without pursuing it professionally.
    She is an accomplished amateur woodworker.
  3. Someone who is unqualified or insufficiently skillful.
    The entire thing was built by some amateurs with screwdrivers and plywood.

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AdjectiveEdit

amateur (comparative more amateur, superlative most amateur)

  1. Non-professional.
  2. Created, done, or populated by amateurs or non-professionals.
    amateur sports
  3. Showing a lack of professionalism, experience or talent.
    Duct tape is a sure sign of amateur workmanship.

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  • bungler” in Roget's Thesaurus, T. Y. Crowell Co., 1911.
  • ignoramus” in Roget's Thesaurus, T. Y. Crowell Co., 1911.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin amātor (lover), from amō (to love). Compare Old French ameor, which was inherited from the same source but disappeared by the 15th century.

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NounEdit

amateur m (plural amateurs)

  1. amateur
  2. a lover of something

AdjectiveEdit

amateur (f amateur, amateure or amatrice; m plural amateurs; f plural amateurs, amateures or amatrices)

  1. amateur

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French amateur.

NounEdit

amateur m (invariable)

  1. amateur (non-professional)

SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

amateur m, f (plural amateurs)

  1. amateurish, amateur

NounEdit

amateur m, f (plural amateurs)

  1. amateur (person attached to a pursuit without pursuing it professionally)

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