Meaning of “professional” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /prəˈfeʃənəl/
Extra Examples
How does your religious commitment impinge upon your professional life?She is alleging professional misconduct.You should get professional help to install the machine.The bill was for professional services.The new role conflicts with his professional duties.
JOB [ always before noun ]

B2 relating to a job that needs special training or education:

You should get some professional advice about your finances.

B1 Someone is professional if they earn money for a sport or activity that most people do as a hobby:

a professional athlete/musician
a professional golf championship
→ Opposite amateur adjective

B1 showing skill and careful attention:

a professional attitude
He looks very professional in that suit.
→ Opposite unprofessional

(Definition of “professional adjective” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)