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English definition of “amateur”

amateur

adjective     /ˈæm.ə.tər/ US  /-tʃɚ/
C1 taking part in an activity for pleasure , not as a job : an amateur astronomer / boxer / historian He was an amateur singer until the age of 40, when he turned professional . → Compare professional adjectiveEnthusiastsAdmirers relating to an activity , especially a sport , where the people taking part do not receive money : amateur athletics Competing in sportCompeting and contending (non-sporting)
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