Amateur (noun)

A person who engages in a pursuit, especially a sport, on an unpaid basis.


From the french word "amateur" meaning lover, enthusiast, from old french and ultimately from latin amatorem (nominative amator) meaning lover, from amare meaning to love.


  1. He was an amateur golfer before turning professional.
  2. The amateur photographer took many beautiful pictures.
  3. She was an amateur singer before becoming a professional.
  4. The amateur astronomer built his own telescope.
  5. The amateur cook made a delicious dinner for his friends.
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