1(not amateur)(musician/golfer) profesional(soldier) de carrerato go / turn professional — volverse profesional
- professional standing — prestigio profesional
- He switched to billiards and a few years ago turned professional.
- Before long, he was playing the leads in Hamlet and Macbeth at Scottish Youth Theatre, then turned professional.
- So, instead of pursuing his Olympic dream in the amateurs, Smith turned professional, in 1994.
- He turned professional two years ago after reigning as Britain's amateur champion for four years from 1998 to 2002.
- Morgan was playing amateur golf in Somerset and the West until he turned professional last year.
- Peter had been a professional boxer, and as an amateur had taken Jim Watt, who latterly would become the world lightweight champion, to the verge of defeat.
- He became an amateur boxer in 1932 and two years later turned professional.
- The main character is a professional executioner, but he prefers to get drunk rather than perform his civic duties.
- His decision has spread dismay in the amateur ranks, and his coach Joe Gallagher believes the Salford boxer might have turned professional too early.
- Certainly, Tiger Woods seems happy with their services given that he's been with them since he turned professional.
2.1(done, given by professionals)you ought to take professional advice — deberías asesorarte con un profesional (or un experto, técnico etc.)
- the break-in was a professional job — los que entraron eran profesionales del robo / ladrones profesionales
- A professional northerner, the episodes she featured in seemed like a cross-promotion for spending winter in Blackpool.
- The Greens have a pretty good website, with a competent and professional layout, and of course, a blog.
- He does still receive financial support from them (he's a "professional student") (read: ambitionless bum), and they're much more likely to be able to get my money for me than he is.
- And that is because no sooner are they announced than they provoke widespread fear and condemnation from an army of professional naysayers.
- This works to the advantage of clients and of the administration of justice. It also fosters professional competition.
- They do not want to spend their careers as professional naysayers, forever doing nothing.
- He worked hard as attorney general to represent the state in a competent and professional manner.
- An experienced guerilla fighter with a professional competence in civil engineering could think of a good deal more.
- The main story mode has been revamped since 2003, and now features professional idiot Bam Margera.
- Do they just focus on professional reputation and managerial competence, as measured by endorsements?
- 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.
- As hunting success became an index of personal or professional worth, intense competition developed over the testimonials of prowess.
- Key objectives for our faculty are to obtain such recognition and ensure the highest professional standards of competence and ethical integrity.
2.2(befitting a professional)she made a very professional job of painting the room — pintó la habitación como un experto
- their attitude was extremely professional — se comportaron como profesionales serios
- criticizing colleagues isn't professional — criticar a los compañeros no demuestra seriedad profesional
3.1(engaged in a profession)a professional person — un profesional
- they are all professional people — son todos profesionales
3.2(connected with one's profession)profesionalprofessional qualification — título profesional masculine
1(not amateur)profesional feminine
- This will probably be my last year as a full-time professional.
- But in actual terms he's only played as a professional for two seasons.
- ‘For once I holed a few putts,’ said Fox as he celebrated his first victory as a professional.
- 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.
- During the first six months of 2002, I won four tournaments, my first victories as a professional.
- Seven other professional cyclists and seven professionals from other sports were also targeted.
- His advice to you, apart from the actual playing of the game, but more about emerging as a young professional within the sport?
- His last club was Floriana, who play in the Maltese League where he was a full-time professional.
- Pekerman was a journeyman professional whose playing career during the 1970s was cut short by a knee injury.
- Its stars were by then highly paid professionals, touring the English-speaking world.
2(person in a profession)masculine profesionala health professional — un profesional de la medicina
- 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.
- Qualified and caring professionals must now make that decision for them.
- With Shanghai's rapid economic growth, qualified professionals are much needed.
- The course faculty has been drawn from a panel of highly qualified professionals working in the field.
- The Institute represents tax professionals such as lawyers, accountants and agents.
- Qualified professionals with successful careers have high credit ratings and often get into trouble as well.
- A physician writes that an RN is the only professional qualified to lead nursing practice in the OR.
- There is a demand in advanced countries and a shortage in the supply of qualified professionals.
- Many of them are qualified professionals: teachers, engineers, social workers.
3(competent person)experto masculineexperta feminine
- He is a real professional, currently a senior executive at McGraw-Hill, a very close friend of mine.
- It is the scissor work, above all, which separates the real professional from the novice.
- Amazingly, by train and taxi, Abrams made the fight, the sign of a real professional.
- They can be real professionals and expose wrongdoing even if it involves their leaders.
- It's about time we became real professionals and left the kiddy stuff to the high school actors.
- Doc Carroll was a real gentleman and a true professional.
- So you're a real professional by now when it comes to these ordination ceremonies.
- That is hard to keep that tempo of operation up, even for a real professional.
- ITV's top commentator Clive Tyldesley is an intelligent professional with a light touch and a rich humour.
- After about a week of sleeping in an alley you'll look and smell like a real professional.