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Amateur - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Amateur' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Amateur [ n.]
- A person attached to a particular pursuit, study, or science as to music or painting; esp. one who cultivates any study or art, from taste or attachment, without pursuing it professionally.

Meaning of 'Amateur' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . amateur [ s]
Meaning (1):
- lacking professional skill or expertise
Example in sentence:
  • a very amateurish job;
  • an unskilled painting;
  • inexpert but conscientious efforts
Meaning (2):
- engaged in as a pastime
Example in sentence:
  • an amateur painter;
  • gained valuable experience in amateur theatricals;
  • reading matter that is both recreational and mentally stimulating;
  • recreational golfers;
  • unpaid extras in the documentary