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Overview of noun amateur

The noun amateur has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (11) amateur

(someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime)

2. amateur

(an athlete who does not play for pay)

Overview of adj amateur

The adj amateur has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (3) amateur, recreational, unpaid

(engaged in as a pastime; "an amateur painter"; "gained valuable experience in amateur theatricals"; "recreational golfers"; "reading matter that is both recreational and mentally stimulating"; "unpaid extras in the documentary")

2. amateurish, amateur, inexpert, unskilled

(lacking professional skill or expertise; "a very amateurish job"; "inexpert but conscientious efforts"; "an unskilled painting") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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