professional noun Meaning in Cambridge Business English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "professional" - Business English Dictionary

See all translations

professional

noun [C]
 
 
/prəˈfeʃənəl/ ( informal pro)
a person who has the type of job that needs a high level of education and special training: It's important to gather a team of professionals such as a lawyer, an accountant, and a financial planner to help draw up a plan. health/health care/medical professionals IT/finance/marketing professionals dedicated/skilled/trained professionals
someone who has worked hard in the same type of job for a long time, and has a lot of skill and knowledge: a true/consummate professional He's a real pro. If you have a large amount of money to invest, it's better to leave it to the pros.
someone who does an activity or a job to earn money, rather than as a hobby: This will be his first game as a professional. →  Compare amateur adjective
→  See also health professional
(Definition of professional noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of professional?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “professional” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
post

something such as a message or picture that you publish on a website or using social media

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More