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professional

 
Adjective professional has 5 senses
  1. professional - engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or means of livelihood; "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"
    Antonyms:
    nonprofessional, amateur, recreational, unpaid, lay
  2. professional - of or relating to or suitable as a profession; "professional organizations"; "a professional field such as law"
  3. professional - characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession; "professional conduct"; "professional ethics"; "a thoroughly professional performance"
    Antonyms:
    unprofessional, amateurish, amateur, inexpert, unskilled
  4. professional - of or relating to a profession; "we need professional advice"; "professional training"; "professional equipment for his new office"
  5. professional - engaged in by members of a profession; "professional occupations include medicine and the law and teaching"
    Antonym:
    blue-collar (indirect, via white-collar)
Noun professional has 3 senses
  1. professional, professional person - a person engaged in one of the learned professions
    --1 is a kind of adult, grownup
    --1 is a member of professional organization, professional organisation
    --1 has particulars:
     careerist; craftsman; critic; educator, pedagogue; health professional, health care provider, caregiver; lawyer, attorney; librarian, bibliothec; practitioner, practician; publisher; yuppie
  2. professional, pro - an athlete who plays for pay
    --2 is a kind of athlete, jock
    Antonyms: amateur
    --2 has particulars: free agent; semiprofessional, semipro
  3. master, professional - an authority qualified to teach apprentices
    --3 is a kind of authority
    --3 has particulars: past master
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