What is professional?

  • (adj): Of or relating to a profession.
    Example: "We need professional advice"; "professional training"; "professional equipment for his new office"
    See also — Additional definitions below


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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Hacienda Heights, California - Notable Natives and Residents
... and singer, The Spectacular Spider-Man Kevin Song, professional poker player Marie Luv, pornographic actress Marc Yu, child musician Michael Smith, former All-America ...
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 ... Corey Graham (2007), professional football player, Chicago Bears Chip Kelly (1990), head football coach for the University of Oregon Dan Kreider, (1999), professional ...
Ichikawa, Chiba - Noted People From Ichikawa
... musician) – musician Kazuo Takahashi – mixed martial artist Shigeki Maruyama – professional golfer Oginishiki Yasutoshi – sumo wrestler Tomo Sakurai – Voice actress Tōki Susumu ... Sato – professional baseball player Moe Oshikiri – fashion model Yuki Abe – professional soccer player Atsuko Maeda – AKB48 singer Norimitsu Onishi – Journalist Tatsuhisa ...
University Of Baltimore - Academics & Degree Programs - Professional
... UB offers professional degree programs leading to a Doctorate in Communications Design or Public Administration ...
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): Characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession.
    Example: "Professional conduct"; "professional ethics"; "a thoroughly professional performance"
  • (noun): An athlete who plays for pay.
    Synonyms: pro
  • (noun): An authority qualified to teach apprentices.
    Synonyms: master
  • (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"
  • (adj): Engaged in by members of a profession.
    Example: "Professional occupations include medicine and the law and teaching"

Famous quotes containing the word professional:

    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)

    ... all professional ideologies are high-minded. Hunters, for instance, would not dream of calling themselves the butchers of the woods.
    Robert Musil (1880–1942)

    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)