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amateur (s) (noun), amateurs (pl)
An individual engaging in an activity for pleasure or practice, not as a professional: John Peters was an amateur who enjoyed gardening as a hobby.
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amateur (s) (noun), amateurs (pl)
1. Someone who engages in an art, science, study, or athletic activity for pleasure rather than for payment or as a pastime rather than as a profession.
2. In sports, an athlete who has never accepted money, or who accepts money under restrictions specified by a regulatory body, for participating in a competition.
3. Anyone who primarily loves or is greatly interested in doing something without being paid to do it.
4. Etymology: from French amateur, "lover of" from Old French which came from Latin amatorem, amator, "lover" from amatus, amare, "to love".
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