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Meaning & Definition of Professional in English

English

Professional

/prəfɛʃənəl/

noun

1. A person engaged in one of the learned professions

    synonym:
  • professional
  • ,
  • professional person

2. An athlete who plays for pay

    synonym:
  • professional
  • ,
  • pro

3. An authority qualified to teach apprentices

    synonym:
  • master
  • ,
  • professional

adjective

1. Engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or means of livelihood

  • "The professional man or woman possesses distinctive qualifications"
  • "Began her professional career after the olympics"
  • "Professional theater"
  • "Professional football"
  • "A professional cook"
  • "Professional actors and athletes"
    synonym:
  • professional

2. Of or relating to or suitable as a profession

  • "Professional organizations"
  • "A professional field such as law"
    synonym:
  • professional

3. Characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession

  • "Professional conduct"
  • "Professional ethics"
  • "A thoroughly professional performance"
    synonym:
  • professional

4. Of or relating to a profession

  • "We need professional advice"
  • "Professional training"
  • "Professional equipment for his new office"
    synonym:
  • professional

5. Engaged in by members of a profession

  • "Professional occupations include medicine and the law and teaching"
    synonym:
  • professional

Examples of using

You might need professional help.
Tom was a professional magician.
I'm a professional photographer.