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

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.