What is professional?

  • (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"
    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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... The Spectacular Spider-Man Kevin Song, professional poker player Marie Luv, pornographic actress Marc Yu, child musician Michael Smith, former All-America basketball player at BYU and first-round pick of the Boston ...
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... musician Kazuo Takahashi – mixed martial artist Shigeki Maruyama – professional golfer Oginishiki Yasutoshi – sumo wrestler Tomo Sakurai – Voice ... Sato – professional baseball player Moe Oshikiri – fashion model Yuki Abe – professional soccer player Atsuko Maeda – AKB48 singer Norimitsu Onishi – Journalist Tatsuhisa Suzuki ...
University Of Baltimore - Academics & Degree Programs - Professional
... UB offers professional degree programs leading to a Doctorate in Communications Design or Public Administration ...
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 Canadian football player ... Corey Graham (2007), professional football player, Chicago Bears Chip Kelly (1990), head football coach for the University of Oregon Dan Kreider, (1999), professional football player, Pittsburgh Steelers ...
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): Of or relating to or suitable as a profession.
    Example: "Professional organizations"; "a professional field such as law"
  • (noun): An athlete who plays for pay.
    Synonyms: pro
  • (adj): Engaged in by members of a profession.
    Example: "Professional occupations include medicine and the law and teaching"
  • (adj): Characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession.
    Example: "Professional conduct"; "professional ethics"; "a thoroughly professional performance"
  • (adj): Of or relating to a profession.
    Example: "We need professional advice"; "professional training"; "professional equipment for his new office"
  • (noun): An authority qualified to teach apprentices.
    Synonyms: master

Famous quotes containing the word professional:

    If I’d written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people—including me—would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.
    Hunter S. Thompson (b. 1939)

    In European thought in general, as contrasted with American, vigor, life and originality have a kind of easy, professional utterance. American—on the other hand, is expressed in an eager amateurish way. A European gives a sense of scope, of survey, of consideration. An American is strained, sensational. One is artistic gold; the other is bullion.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    Virtue and vice suppose the freedom to choose between good and evil; but what can be the morals of a woman who is not even in possession of herself, who has nothing of her own, and who all her life has been trained to extricate herself from the arbitrary by ruse, from constraint by using her charms?... As long as she is subject to man’s yoke or to prejudice, as long as she receives no professional education, as long as she is deprived of her civil rights, there can be no moral law for her!
    Flora Tristan (1803–1844)