Professional definition

prə-fĕshə-nəl
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A skilled practitioner; an expert.
noun
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A person following a profession, especially a learned profession.
noun
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Of, engaged in, or worthy of the high standards of a profession.
adjective
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Professional is defined as performing a job to high standards, a school of higher education, or someone who does a specific type of work to earn a living.

A well-respected landscape company is an example of a company with professional results.

A business graduate school is an example of something professional.

A certified public accountant is an example of someone professional.

adjective
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Of, pertaining to, or in accordance with the (usually high) standards of a profession.
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(by extension) Expert.
adjective
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Engaging in a given activity as a source of livelihood or as a career.

A professional writer.

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A person practicing a profession.
noun
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Having or showing great skill; expert.

A professional repair job.

adjective
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Of, relating to, engaged in, or suitable for a profession.

Lawyers, doctors, and other professional people.

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Conforming to the standards of a profession.

Professional behavior.

adjective
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A person who does something with great skill.
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An expert.
noun
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Designating or of a school, esp. a graduate school, offering instruction in a profession.
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Engaged in a specified occupation for pay or as a means of livelihood.

A professional writer.

adjective
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Being such in the manner of one practicing a profession.

A professional hatemonger.

adjective
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Of or having to do with a profession or one's profession.

A professional journal, an actor's professional name.

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Engaged in a profession.
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A person who engages in some art, sport, etc. for money, esp. as a means of livelihood, rather than as a hobby.
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A person who belongs to a profession.
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That is carried out for money, especially as a livelihood.
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Performed by persons receiving pay.

Professional football.

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A person who earns his living from a specified activity.
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The definition of a professional is someone who works in a particular field.

An example of a professional is someone who plays football in the NFL.

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One who earns a living in a given or implied occupation.

Hired a professional to decorate the house.

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Earning one's living from an activity, such as a sport, not normally thought of as an occupation.
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Engaged in by professional players.

Professional hockey.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
professional
Plural:
professionals