amateur amateur  /ˈæ mə ˌtɜr/


  1. (n) someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime
  2. (n) an athlete who does not play for pay
  3. (adj) engaged in as a pastime
  4. (adj) lacking professional skill or expertise


  1. There's a grainy amateur video of the event in which you can see him mumble his name into the microphone and then do his thing for about 60 sec.
  2. William Tatem Tilden II is an amateur again.
  3. But amateur photographers using amateur equipment still get all too many amateur results.


  1. Amateur Tom Werkmeister wins Michigan Open

    Tom Werkmeister of Kentwood has become the first amateur to win the Michigan Open since 1975.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Toledo News Now

  2. Sunnehanna Amateur tee-off delayed by morning rain

    Golfers playing in the 60th Sunnehanna Amateur Tournament For Champions teed off four hours later than scheduled due to inclement weather. Tournament officials were forced to alter the schedule after an estimated 1½ inches of rain fell on the suburban Johnstown golf course early Thursday. The same storm system that caused flooding and power outages across parts of the Midwest passed through the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WJAC 6 Johnstown

  3. Amateur science project goes boom, sends man to hospital

    KENDALL, Wash. — A haywire backyard science project exploded Wednesday, sending one Whatcom County man to Harborview Medical Center. According to the Bellingham Herald, a 44-year-old man was conducting an amateur science project in a two-story shed just after midnight …
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Q13 FOX Seattle


  1. "I didn't think they were steroids," Rodriguez said. "That was a part of being young and stupid. It was over the counter and being basic. It was really amateur hour : we probably didn't even take it right."
    on Feb 17, 2009 By: Alex Rodriguez Source: Tampa Tribune

  2. "In this case, and in order to avoid any misunderstanding, I agree to voluntarily not participate in any professional or amateur cycling event in France until December 31, 2007, and in particular the Tour de France 2007," Landis said in the letter.
    on Feb 8, 2007 By: Floyd Landis Source: USA Today

  3. "That's why I'm an amateur and they're Olympians," Bush added.
    on Aug 9, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Washington Post

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