What is professional?

  • (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"
    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:

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 ...
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 for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and ... 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 ...
Hacienda Heights, California - Notable Natives and Residents
... swimmer Josh Keaton, actor and singer, The Spectacular Spider-Man Kevin Song, professional poker player Marie Luv, pornographic actress Marc Yu, child musician Michael Smith, former All-America ...
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 ... Sato – professional baseball player Moe Oshikiri – fashion model Yuki Abe – professional soccer player Atsuko Maeda – AKB48 singer Norimitsu Onishi ...
University Of Baltimore - Academics & Degree Programs - Professional
... UB offers professional degree programs leading to a Doctorate in Communications Design or Public Administration ...

More definitions of "professional":

  • (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): Characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession.
    Example: "Professional conduct"; "professional ethics"; "a thoroughly professional performance"
  • (adj): Of or relating to a profession.
    Example: "We need professional advice"; "professional training"; "professional equipment for his new office"
  • (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"

Famous quotes containing the word professional:

    Never be intimidated when you deal with men. Curse, don’t cry.
    Anonymous, U.S. professional woman. As quoted in Aspirations and Mentoring in an Academic Environment, ch. 4, by Mary Niles Maack and Joanne Passet (1994)

    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)

    The professional celebrity, male and female, is the crowning result of the star system of a society that makes a fetish of competition. In America, this system is carried to the point where a man who can knock a small white ball into a series of holes in the ground with more efficiency than anyone else thereby gains social access to the President of the United States.
    C. Wright Mills (1916–1962)