amateur

See also: Amateur

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French amateur, from Latin amātōr (lover), from amāre (to love).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈæ.mə.tə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæ.mə.tɚ/, /ˈæ.mə.t͡ʃɚ/, /ˈæ.mə.t͡ʃʊɚ/
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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, science, or art (such as music or painting), especially one who cultivates any study, interest, taste, or attachment without engaging in it professionally.
    The contest is only open to amateurs.
  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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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French amateur.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

amateur (masculine and feminine plural amateurs)

  1. amateur

NounEdit

amateur m or f (plural amateurs)

  1. amateur
    Synonym: aficionat

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French amateur.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌɑ.maːˈtøːr/
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  • Hyphenation: ama‧teur

NounEdit

amateur m (plural amateurs, diminutive amateurtje n)

  1. amateur

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DescendantsEdit

  • Indonesian: amatir
  • Papiamentu: amatùr

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, feminine amatrice)

  1. amateur
  2. a lover of something

AdjectiveEdit

amateur (feminine amateur or amateure or amatrice, masculine plural amateurs, feminine plural amateurs or amateures or amatrices)

  1. amateur

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from French amateur. Doublet of amatore.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

amateur m or f by sense

  1. amateur (non-professional)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from French amateur. Doublet of amador.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /amaˈteuɾ/ [a.maˈt̪eu̯ɾ]
  • Rhymes: -euɾ
  • Hyphenation: a‧ma‧teur

AdjectiveEdit

amateur (plural amateurs)

  1. amateurish, amateur
    Synonyms: aficionado, chapucero, diletante, novato

NounEdit

amateur m or f (plural amateurs)

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

Usage notesEdit

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.

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