A professional is a member of a profession or any person who earns their living from a specified professional activity. The term also describes the standards of education and training that prepare members of the profession with the particular knowledge and skills necessary to perform their specific role within that profession. In addition, most professionals are subject to strict codes of conduct, enshrining rigorous ethical and moral obligations. Professional standards of practice and ethics for a particular field are typically agreed upon and maintained through widely recognized professional associations, such as the IEEE. Some definitions of "professional" limit this term to those professions that serve some important aspect of public interest and the general good of society.
In some cultures, the term is used as shorthand to describe a particular social stratum of well-educated workers who enjoy considerable work autonomy and who are commonly engaged in creative and intellectually challenging work.
Complete in every detail, perfect, absolute.
Highly skilled and experienced; fully qualified.
"a consummate sergeant"
To bring (a task, project, goal etc.) to completion; to accomplish.
To make perfect, achieve, give the finishing touch.
To make (a marriage) complete by engaging in first sexual intercourse.
"After the reception, he escorted her to the honeymoon suite to consummate their marriage."
To become perfected, receive the finishing touch.
A person who belongs to a profession
A person who earns their living from a specified activity
A reputation known by name
Of, pertaining to, or in accordance with the (usually high) standards of a profession.
That is carried out for money, especially as a livelihood.
Carried to the utmost extent or degree; of the highest quality; complete; perfect.
To bring to completion; to raise to the highest point or degree; to complete; to finish; to perfect; to achieve.
Of or pertaining to a profession, or calling; conforming to the rules or standards of a profession; following a profession; as, professional knowledge; professional conduct.
Engaged in by professionals; as, a professional race; - opposed to amateur.
A person who prosecutes anything professionally, or for a livelihood, and not in the character of an amateur; a professional worker.
make perfect; bring to perfection
having or revealing supreme mastery or skill;
"a consummate artist"
"a masterful speaker"
"a masterly performance of the sonata"
"a virtuoso performance"
perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities;
"a complete gentleman"
"a consummate performance"
without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers;
"an arrant fool"
"a complete coward"
"a consummate fool"
"a double-dyed villain"
"a perfect idiot"
"what a sodding mess"
"stark staring mad"
"a thoroughgoing villain"
a person engaged in one of the learned professions
an athlete who plays for pay
an authority qualified to teach apprentices
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"
"a professional cook"
"professional actors and athletes"
of or relating to or suitable as a profession;
"a professional field such as law"
characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession;
"a thoroughly professional performance"
of or relating to a profession;
"we need professional advice"
"professional equipment for his new office"
engaged in by members of a profession;
"professional occupations include medicine and the law and teaching"