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Definition of amatuer

"Amatuer" is probably misspelled. Trying amateur instead Definition of amateur

1. amateur [ n ] someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime

Used in print:

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

Anthropologists , housewives , historians and such by profession , they approach their discipline as amateurs , collectors , commercial propagandists , analysts or some combination of the four .

The outlook for the amateur , for_instance , is usually dependent_on his fondness for local history or for the picturesque .

The amateur is closely related to the collector , who is actually no more_than the amateur who has taken_to the field .

The amateur is closely related to the collector , who is actually no more_than the amateur who has taken_to the field .

Fundamentally , both these types , the amateur and the collector , are uncritical and many of them do n't distinguish well between real folklore and bogus material .

Synonyms amateur Related Terms person collector dabbler hobbyist bird_watcher

2. amateur [ a ] engaged in as a pastime
Examples: "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"

Used in print:

(The New York Times,...)

Deane_Beman , the National_Amateur champion , and all the metropolitan district champions , including Bob_Gardner , the amateur title-holder , also will receive awards .

(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)

But then , after the little operetta had been given its feeble amateur rendering , everyone insisted that it was too good to be lost forever , and that the Royal_Academy_of_Music must now have the manuscript in_order to give it the really first-rate performance it merited .

Synonyms amateur recreational unpaid Related Terms nonprofessional

3. amateur [ a ] lacking professional skill or expertise
Examples: "a very amateurish job" "inexpert but conscientious efforts" "an unskilled painting"

Synonyms amateur inexpert unskilled amateurish Related Terms unprofessional

4. amateur [ n ] does not play for pay

Synonyms amateur Related Terms professional athlete sporting_man

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