professional vs amateur


professional vs amateur
nonrecreational onrecreational adj. involving gainful employment in something often done as a hobby; as, nonrecreational footbal. [Narrower terms: {professional (vs. amateur)}]

Syn: paid. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Professional golfer — In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals is rigorously maintained. An amateur who breaches the rules of amateur status may lose his or her amateur status. A golfer who has lost his or her amateur status may not play in amateur… …   Wikipedia

  • Amateur and professional cricketers — Cricket at the highest level has developed into a fully professional international sport from which leading players can earn a large income. However professionalism has a long history in English cricket. The first professionals had appeared by… …   Wikipedia