English adjective: professional
|1.||professional engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or means of livelihood|
|Samples||The professional man or woman possesses distinctive qualifications.|
Began her professional career after the Olympics.
A professional cook.
Professional actors and athletes.
|Similar||nonrecreational, paid, professed|
|2.||professional of or relating to or suitable as a profession|
A professional field such as law.
|3.||professional characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession|
A thoroughly professional performance.
|4.||professional of or relating to a profession|
|Samples||We need professional advice.|
Professional equipment for his new office.
|5.||professional engaged in by members of a profession|
|Samples||Professional occupations include medicine and the law and teaching.|
English noun: professional
|1.||professional (person) a person engaged in one of the learned professions|
|Broader (hypernym)||adult, grownup|
|Narrower (hyponym)||attorney, bibliothec, careerist, caregiver, craftsman, critic, educator, health care provider, health professional, lawyer, librarian, PCP, pedagog, pedagogue, practician, practitioner, primary care provider, publisher, yuppie|
|Member meronym||professional organisation, professional organization|
|2.||professional (person) an athlete who plays for pay|
|Broader (hypernym)||athlete, jock|
|Narrower (hyponym)||free agent, semipro, semiprofessional|
|3.||professional (person) an authority qualified to teach apprentices|
|Narrower (hyponym)||past master|