- 1Relating to or belonging to a profession: young professional peopleMore example sentences
- Currently, some 1.2 million professional men and women belong to more than 29,600 clubs worldwide.
- But ultimately, the credit for the way he has dealt with his personal and professional problems belongs entirely to him.
- They are not professional singers and belonged to different fields.
- 1.1Worthy of or appropriate to a professional person; competent, skilful, or assured: his professional expertise their music is both memorable and professionalMore example sentences
- Expertise and professional competence in anything comes from time doing the work, either professionally or as a hobby.
- They were professional, competent, experienced commanders, and most spoke English.
- An experienced guerilla fighter with a professional competence in civil engineering could think of a good deal more.
- 2Engaged in a specified activity as one’s main paid occupation rather than as an amateur: a professional boxerMore example sentences
- So, instead of pursuing his Olympic dream in the amateurs, Smith turned professional, in 1994.
- His decision has spread dismay in the amateur ranks, and his coach Joe Gallagher believes the Salford boxer might have turned professional too early.
- He turned professional two years ago after reigning as Britain's amateur champion for four years from 1998 to 2002.
- 2.1 • informal , • derogatory Habitually making a feature of a particular activity or attribute: a professional gloom-mongerMore example sentences
- A professional northerner, the episodes she featured in seemed like a cross-promotion for spending winter in Blackpool.
- The main story mode has been revamped since 2003, and now features professional idiot Bam Margera.
- And that is because no sooner are they announced than they provoke widespread fear and condemnation from an army of professional naysayers.
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- 1A person engaged or qualified in a profession: professionals such as lawyers and surveyorsMore example sentences
- Many of them are qualified professionals: teachers, engineers, social workers.
- There are few qualified teachers or other professionals who are able to work on a semi-voluntary basis.
- Psychologists are among the most qualified professionals to perform this assessment.
- 1.1A person engaged in a specified activity, especially a sport, as a main paid occupation rather than as a pastime: his first season as a professionalMore example sentences
- Charles showed some talent on the rugby field before becoming a racing driver and feels that he would have become a professional in that sport if he had not given it up for racing.
- His advice to you, apart from the actual playing of the game, but more about emerging as a young professional within the sport?
- Seven other professional cyclists and seven professionals from other sports were also targeted.
- 1.2A person competent or skilled in a particular activity: she was a real professional on stageMore example sentences
- They can be real professionals and expose wrongdoing even if it involves their leaders.
- He is a real professional, currently a senior executive at McGraw-Hill, a very close friend of mine.
- Amazingly, by train and taxi, Abrams made the fight, the sign of a real professional.
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- I think that matter has to be dealt with professionally and in a competent manner.
- One is they have to be professionally competent in the area in which they lead, and they also have to look after the people.
- Lee started riding when he was just four and started competing professionally in 2002.