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amateurs, plural;
  1. Engaging or engaged in without payment; nonprofessional
    • - an amateur archaeologist
    • - amateur athletics
  2. Inept or unskillful
    • - it's all so amateur!
  1. A person who engages in a pursuit, esp. a sport, on an unpaid basis

  2. A person considered contemptibly inept at a particular activity
    • - that bunch of stumbling amateurs

  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"
  2. someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime
  3. an athlete who does not play for pay
  4. amateurish: lacking professional skill or expertise; "a very amateurish job"; "inexpert but conscientious efforts"; "an unskilled painting"
  5. An amateur (French amateur "lover of", from Old French and ultimately from Latin amatorem nom. amator, "lover") is generally considered a person attached to a particular pursuit, study, or science, without pay and often without formal training. ...
  6. Amateur is a 1994 film written and directed by Hal Hartley starring Isabelle Huppert, Martin Donovan and Elina Löwensohn.
  7. The Amateur is a 1982 Canadian crime/thriller film. It is a screenplay Robert Littell was hired to write, which he then used to write the novel by the same name.
  8. The Amateur (El Amateur) is an Argentine drama film released in 1999, written and directed by Juan Bautista Stagnaro.
  9. (The Amateurs) The Amateurs, originally called The Moguls, is a 2005 comedy film written and directed by Michael Traeger and starring Jeff Bridges. Its story revolves around six friends in a small town in the US who decide to make a full length amateur adult film.
  10. (The Amateurs (band)) The Amateurs are an indie rock band formed in and around Birmingham, England. They released their debut EP “Homesick” in March 2009, which was championed by Kerrang! Radio, who had supported the band since awarding them ‘Best Unsigned Song of 2007'.
  11. A lover of something; 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; Someone who is unqualified or insufficiently skillful; Non-professional; ...
  12. (Amateurs) People who take part in sport for enjoyment.
  13. (Amateurs) are found in art, science, sport, and entertainment, where they are inevitably linked, one way or another, with professional counterparts who coalesce, along with the public whom the two groups share, into a three-way system of relations and relationships. ...
  14. Opposite of professional, one who does not receive monetary remuneration from the game.
  15. 1866, The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York City
  16. Amateurs are golf players that compete but do not play for price money. In order to earn money from winning golf tournaments, a player must compete as a professional.
  17. Any golfer who plays the game for enjoyment and who does not receive direct monetary compensation due to his or her playing or teaching skills.
  18. An individual who exhibits horses but is not paid money or other compensation. The opposite of a professional.^[15]
  19. Someone who plays for fun — not money.
  20. any shooter not classified as an industry representative (see that term). May and usually does shoot for money and other prizes.
  21. a person who does something without payment; not a professional
  22. From the Latin "amator:" lover, devoted friend, devotee, enthusiastic pursuer of an objective.
  23. The a ranking of a competitor. Usually, one given a beginner. More often than not, in slot racing, you have to be pretty professional to be able to compete with amateurs.
  24. USEA members must declare their amateur status upon reaching his/her 18th birthday. A member may compete as an amateur as long as he/she accepts no money for riding, showing, training, schooling, or conducting clinics or seminars.
  25. In chess it refers to a non-master player.