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Definition 1: a person engaged in one of the learned professions - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for professional in the sense of this definition

(professional is a kind of ...) a fully developed person from maturity onward

(... is a kind of professional ) a young upwardly mobile professional individual; a well-paid middle-class professional who works in a city and has a luxurious life style

(... is a kind of professional ) a person engaged in publishing periodicals or books or music

(... is a kind of professional ) someone who practices a learned profession

(... is a kind of professional ) a professional person trained in library science and engaged in library services

(... is a kind of professional ) a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice

(... is a kind of professional ) a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability

(... is a kind of professional ) someone who educates young people

(... is a kind of professional ) a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art

(... is a kind of professional ) a professional whose work is consistently of high quality

"as an actor he was a consummate craftsman"

(... is a kind of professional ) a professional who is intent on furthering his or her career by any possible means and often at the expense of their own integrity

(... is a member of professional) an organization of and for professional people

Definition 2: an authority qualified to teach apprentices - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for professional in the sense of this definition

(professional is a kind of ...) an expert whose views are taken as definitive

"he is an authority on corporate law"

(... is a kind of professional ) someone who was formerly a master

Definition 3: an athlete who plays for pay - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for professional in the sense of this definition

(professional is a kind of ...) a person trained to compete in sports

(... is a kind of professional ) (sports) a professional athlete who is free to sign a contract to play for any team

(... is a kind of professional ) an athlete who plays for pay on a part-time basis

Definition 4: engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or means of livelihood - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where professional or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the professional man or woman possesses distinctive qualifications
  • began her professional career after the Olympics
  • professional theater
  • professional football
  • a professional cook
  • professional actors and athletes

(professional is similar to ...) involving gainful employment in something often done as a hobby

(professional is similar to ...) professing to be qualified

"a professed philosopher"

Definition 5: characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where professional or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • professional conduct
  • professional ethics
  • a thoroughly professional performance

Definition 6: of or relating to a profession - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where professional or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we need professional advice
  • professional training
  • professional equipment for his new office

Definition 7: of or relating to or suitable as a profession - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where professional or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • professional organizations
  • a professional field such as law

Definition 8: engaged in by members of a profession - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where professional or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • professional occupations include medicine and the law and teaching

(professional is similar to ...) of or designating salaried professional or clerical work or workers

"the coal miner's son aspired to a white-collar occupation as a bookkeeper"

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