Associations to the word «Amateur»


AMATEUR, noun. (now rare) A lover of something.
AMATEUR, noun. A person attached to a particular pursuit, study, or science as to music or painting; especially one who cultivates any study or art, from taste or attachment, without pursuing it professionally.
AMATEUR, noun. Someone who is unqualified or insufficiently skillful.
AMATEUR, adjective. Non-professional.
AMATEUR, adjective. Created, done, or populated by amateurs or non-professionals.
AMATEUR, adjective. Showing a lack of professionalism, experience or talent.
AMATEUR HOUR, noun. (chiefly US) (idiomatic) A situation or activity in which the participants show a lack of skill, sound judgment, or professionalism.
AMATEUR HOURS, noun. Plural of amateur hour
AMATEUR NIGHT, noun. A session in a club, theatre etc. in which amateurs perform, rather than professionals.
AMATEUR NIGHTS, noun. Plural of amateur night
AMATEUR PRESS ASSOCIATION, noun. A group of people who collaborate on publishing a periodical for distribution internally to the group.
AMATEUR PRESS ASSOCIATIONS, noun. Plural of amateur press association
AMATEUR RADIO, noun. The hobby or pastime, usually practised by an enthusiast rather than a professional, that includes communicating world-wide by two-way radio and striving for “DX” receptions that are challenging, usually because of distance.

Dictionary definition

AMATEUR, noun. Someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime.
AMATEUR, noun. An athlete who does not play for pay.
AMATEUR, adjective. 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".
AMATEUR, adjective. Lacking professional skill or expertise; "a very amateurish job"; "inexpert but conscientious efforts"; "an unskilled painting".

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca