What is professional?

  • (adj): Of or relating to or suitable as a profession.
    Example: "Professional organizations"; "a professional field such as law"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Professional

A professional is a person who is paid to undertake a specialized set of tasks and to complete them for a fee. The traditional professions were doctors, engineers, lawyers, architects and commissioned military officers. Today, the term is applied to nurses, accountants, educators, scientists, technology experts, social workers, artists, librarians (information professionals) and many more.

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Some articles on professional:

University Of New Hampshire - Notable Alumni - Athletics - Football
... Jerry Azumah (1999), former professional football player, Chicago Bears, 1998 Walter Payton Award winner David Ball (2007), former professional ... Corey Graham (2007), professional football player, Chicago Bears Chip Kelly (1990), head football coach for the University of Oregon Dan Kreider, (1999), professional ...
University Of Baltimore - Academics & Degree Programs - Professional
... UB offers professional degree programs leading to a Doctorate in Communications Design or Public Administration ...
Ichikawa, Chiba - Noted People From Ichikawa
... mixed martial artist Shigeki Maruyama – professional golfer Oginishiki Yasutoshi – sumo wrestler Tomo Sakurai – Voice actress Tōki Susumu – sumo wrestler Ryoji Aikawa ... Sato – professional baseball player Moe Oshikiri – fashion model Yuki Abe – professional soccer player Atsuko Maeda – AKB48 singer Norimitsu Onishi – Journalist ...
Hacienda Heights, California - Notable Natives and Residents
... swimmer Josh Keaton, actor and singer, The Spectacular Spider-Man Kevin Song, professional poker player Marie Luv, pornographic actress Marc Yu, child musician Michael Smith, former All-America ...
Yari Allnutt - Professional
... In 1993, the Portland Pride of the Continental Indoor Soccer League drafted Allnutt, but he lost the entire year after having surgery in June for torn groin ligaments ... In 1994, he joined the Los Angeles Salsa of the American Professional Soccer League ...

More definitions of "professional":

  • (adj): Engaged in by members of a profession.
    Example: "Professional occupations include medicine and the law and teaching"
  • (adj): Engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or means of livelihood.
    Example: "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"
  • (noun): An athlete who plays for pay.
    Synonyms: pro
  • (noun): An authority qualified to teach apprentices.
    Synonyms: master
  • (adj): Of or relating to a profession.
    Example: "We need professional advice"; "professional training"; "professional equipment for his new office"
  • (adj): Characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession.
    Example: "Professional conduct"; "professional ethics"; "a thoroughly professional performance"

Famous quotes containing the word professional:

    Never be intimidated when you deal with men. Curse, don’t cry.
    Anonymous, U.S. professional woman. As quoted in Aspirations and Mentoring in an Academic Environment, ch. 4, by Mary Niles Maack and Joanne Passet (1994)

    Many young girls are ... becoming trained nurses, whose gentle ministrations in the sick-room, skilled touch, patient watchfulness and unwearied vigils, are as great factors in the care of the sick, as are the professional physicians.
    Lydia Hoyt Farmer (1842–1903)

    Men seem more bound to the wheel of success than women do. That women are trained to get satisfaction from affiliation rather than achievement has tended to keep them from great achievement. But it has also freed them from unreasonable expectations about the satisfactions that professional achievement brings.
    Phyllis Rose (b. 1942)