professional (plural professionals)
- A person who belongs to a profession
- A person who earns his living from a specified activity
- A reputation known by name
- An expert.
person who belongs to a profession
person who earns his living from a specified activity
- Of, pertaining to, or in accordance with the (usually high) standards of a profession.
1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter II, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: A. L. Burt Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 4241346:
- 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; […].
- That is carried out for money, especially as a livelihood.
- (by extension) Expert.
- non-professional, nonprofessional
- semi-professional, semiprofessional
of, pertaining to, or in accordance with the standards of a profession
that is carried out as a livelihood
professional (masculine and feminine plural professionals)
professional m, f (plural professionals)