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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amateur  \Am`a*teur"\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  amator  lover,  fr  amare  to 
  love.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amateur 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {recreational},  {unpaid}] 
  2:  lacking  professional  skill  or  expertise;  "a  very  amateurish 
  job";  "inexpert  but  conscientious  efforts";  "an  unskilled 
  painting"  [syn:  {amateurish},  {inexpert},  {unskilled}] 
  n  1:  someone  who  pursues  a  study  or  sport  as  a  pastime 
  2:  does  not  play  for  pay  [ant:  {professional}] 




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