What is professional?

  • (noun): A person engaged in one of the learned professions.
    Synonyms: professional person
    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 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, 2006 ...
University Of Baltimore - Academics & Degree Programs - Professional
... UB offers professional degree programs leading to a Doctorate in Communications Design or Public Administration ...
Hacienda Heights, California - Notable Natives and Residents
... champion freestyle swimmer Josh Keaton, actor and singer, The Spectacular Spider-Man Kevin Song, professional poker player Marie Luv, pornographic actress Marc Yu, child musician ...
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 – professional baseball ... Sato – professional baseball player Moe Oshikiri – fashion model Yuki Abe – professional soccer player Atsuko Maeda – AKB48 singer Norimitsu Onishi ...
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 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"
  • (noun): An authority qualified to teach apprentices.
    Synonyms: master
  • (adj): Engaged in by members of a profession.
    Example: "Professional occupations include medicine and the law and teaching"
  • (noun): An athlete who plays for pay.
    Synonyms: pro
  • (adj): Of or relating to or suitable as a profession.
    Example: "Professional organizations"; "a professional field such as law"
  • (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"

Famous quotes containing the word professional:

    The belief that there are final and immutable answers, and that the professional expert has them, is one that mothers and professionals tend to reinforce in each other. They both have a need to believe it. They both seem to agree, too, that if the professional’s prescription doesn’t work it is probably because of the mother’s inadequacy.
    Elaine Heffner (20th century)

    Smoking ... is downright dangerous. Most people who smoke will eventually contract a fatal disease and die. But they don’t brag about it, do they? Most people who ski, play professional football or drive race cars, will not die—at least not in the act—and yet they are the ones with the glamorous images, the expensive equipment and the mythic proportions. Why this should be I cannot say, unless it is simply that the average American does not know a daredevil when he sees one.
    Fran Lebowitz (b. 1950)

    I hate the whole race.... There is no believing a word they say—your professional poets, I mean—there never existed a more worthless set than Byron and his friends for example.
    Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke Wellington (1769–1852)