amateur


amateur
01. She sings in an [amateur] choir.
02. The Olympics used to be only for [amateur] athletes, but recently they have been allowing professional athletes to participate.
03. Dennis is an [amateur] actor who has recently been working in some high-profile productions.
04. Zack is an [amateur] player who performs like a true professional.
05. The sound effects and lighting looked very [amateurish] for such an expensive production.
06. It is unfortunate that professional athletes are replacing more and more [amateurs] in the Olympic games.
07. An athlete gives up his/her [amateur] status once he/she starts getting paid for his/her sport.
08. Ralph Waldo Emerson once remarked that every artist was first an [amateur].
09. The movie was very [amateurish] looking, with really crappy special effects.
10. Small [amateur] choirs in the Eastern European countries are often better than professional choirs here because the people there don't have enough money or opportunities to do all the things that we can do here, so they practice all the time.
11. Someone once joked that nothing discourages an [amateur] gardener like watching his family eat the entire garden at one meal.
12. The basketball star lost his [amateur] status when it was revealed that he had been paid for playing on his college team.
13. Now that he has won practically every [amateur] tournament he has entered, it is a good time to turn pro.
14. My sister is in an [amateur] ballet troupe that is touring primary schools throughout the state.

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  • amateur — amateur, trice [ amatɶr, tris ] n. • XVe; lat. amator 1 ♦ Personne qui aime, cultive, recherche (certaines choses). Un amateur de musique. Il est amateur de bonne cuisine. « des amateurs et surtout des amatrices de raï » (Le Monde, 1998). Les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • amateur — amateur, dilettante, dabbler, tyro denote a person who follows a pursuit without attaining proficiency or a professional status. Amateur may denote one who has a taste or liking for something rather than an expert knowledge of it; in this sense… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • amateur — am‧a‧teur [ˈæmətə, tʆʊə, tʆə, ˌæməˈtɜː ǁ ˈæmətʆʊr, tər] noun [countable] someone who does an activity for pleasure, not as a job: • He thinks the drawings could be the work of an amateur. amateur adjective : • amateur photographers * * * Ⅰ.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Amateur — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Amateur es un término tomado del francés es generalmente empleado al referirse a un aficionado, o a un género de índole no profesional en algún area estudio o de entretenimiento. Amateur. Título de una película.… …   Wikipedia Español

  • amateur — AMATEUR. s. m. Celui qui a beaucoup d attachement, de goût pour quelque chose. Amateur de la vertu, de la gloire. Amateur de louanges. Amateur de la nouveauté. [b]f♛/b] Il se dit aussi De celui qui aime les Beaux Arts sans les exercer. Amateur de …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Amateur — Sm std. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. amateur in der Bedeutung Kunstliebhaber , dieses aus l. amātor Liebender , Nomen agentis zu l. amāre lieben, etwas gern tun . Heute nach dem Vorbild des Englischen als Internationalismus besonders… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • amateur — [am′ə chər, am′əchoor΄; am′ə tʉr΄, am′ə tər] n. [Fr < L amator, lover < pp. of amare, to love] 1. a person who engages in some art, science, sport, etc. for the pleasure of it rather than for money; a nonprofessional; specif., an athlete… …   English World dictionary

  • amateur — Amateur. s. m. v. Qui aime. Il ne se dit que pour marquer l affection qu on a pour les choses, & non celle qu on a pour les personnes. Amateur de la vertu, de la gloire des lettres, des arts. amateur des bons livres, des tableaux. amateur des… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • amateur — (plural amateurs; del francés; pronunciamos amater ) adjetivo,sustantivo masculino y femenino 1. Que se dedica a una actividad por afición y no profesionalmente: Es un tenista amateur. Es un equipo de amateurs. 2. Pragmática: insulto. [ …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • amateur — (n.) 1784, one who has a taste for (something), from Fr. amateur lover of, from L. amatorem (nom. amator) lover, agent noun from amatus, pp. of amare to love (see AMY (Cf. Amy)). Meaning dabbler (as opposed to professional) is from 1786. As an… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Amateur — Amateur: Das seit dem 17. Jh. bezeugte Fremdwort bezeichnete zunächst den Kunstliebhaber und Kunstfreund, allerdings mit dem leicht verächtlichen Nebensinn des Dilettantischen. Erst von der Mitte des 19. Jh.s an kommt die heute (auch im Sport)… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch