professional[ pruh-fesh-uh-nl ]SEE DEFINITION OF professional
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROFESSIONAL
Robert, though not a professional fisherman, was not wholly inexperienced.
Excuse me, Mr. Vavasor, but how do you know I am not a professional singer?
I mean, how then do you know I am not a professional singer?
A professional would have been shocked by some of its appointments.
Now and then their professional discussions ended in something different.
The doctor says we must have a professional nurse, and we must go away from here soon.
They were of the "Effendi class," and might be merchants or professional persons.
Never had he had what seemed to him so great a professional triumph.
Mr Pancks brought his friend and professional adviser, Mr Rugg, back with him.
But my course as a professional machine is clear; I have nothing to do with it.
early 15c., of religious orders; 1747 of careers (especially of the skilled or learned trades from c.1793); see profession. In sports, opposed to amateur, from 1846. Related: Professionally.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PROFESSIONAL
- acquainted with
- versed in
- been around
- been there
- broken in
- having something on the ball
- in the know
- knowing one's stuff
- knowing the score
- old hand
- the right stuff