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Amateur appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Rue tamales, nits and Edna’s tinsel amateur.
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Definition of the noun amateur

What does amateur mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: amateurs

  1. someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime
  2. an athlete who does not play for pay

Specialised definition of the noun amateur

Glossary of sports

someone who does something for pleasure rather than payment; someone with limited skill in, or knowledge of, an activity (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / golf

a golfer who plays for fun, not for money

Definition of the adjective amateur

What does amateur mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more amateur / most amateur

  1. engaged in as a pastime
  2. lacking professional skill or expertise

Alternative definition of the adjective amateur


  1. See Non-professional.
  2. Created, done, or populated by amateurs or non-professionals.
  3. Showing a lack of professionalism, experience or talent.


  1. "Amateur" is a 1994 film written and directed by Hal Hartley starring Isabelle Huppert, Martin Donovan and Elina Löwensohn.
  2. "Amateur" is a 2011 documentary film written and directed by Nestor Frenkel.
  3. "Amateur" is a 2013 short and drama film written and directed by Ryan Koo.


"Amateur" is a novel written by Jean Back.

  • language: Luxembourgish language
  • released in (7 years ago)
  • award:
    • European Union Prize for Literature (Luxembourg) nomination for Jean Back
    • European Union Prize for Literature (Luxembourg), received by Jean Back


  1. "Amateur" is a musical album of Mud Flow.
  2. "Amateur" is a musical album of Attaque 77.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  3. "Amateur" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  4. "Amateur" is a musical album of Alog.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  5. "Amateur" is a musical album of Laurent Cabrillat.
    • released on
  6. Amateur is a music video by Molotov.
    • award: - Latin Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video nomination for Molotov


Amateur is a musical group.


Amateur: An amateur is generally considered a person attached to a particular pursuit, study, or science in a non-professional or unpaid manner. Amateurs often have little or no formal training in their pursuits, and many are autodidacts.

  • also known as 業餘愛好者

Phrases with Amateur

  1. Amateur Hour
  2. Amateur Night
  3. Amateur radio

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Amateur

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Google previewThe Concise Focal Encyclopedia of Photography (2014)

From the First Photo on Paper to the Digital Revolution by Michael R. Peres

Magazines, suchas American Amateur Photographer, keptthe network ofamateurs connected andprovided technical information and news,as wellascriticism. Many ofthe clubs sponsored journals,such as theNewYork Camera Club's Camera ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of American Radio (1998)

by Donald G. Godfrey, Frederic A. Leigh

regulations call "amateur radio" or the "amateur-radio service. " Ham-radio operators, or "hams," are licensed by the FCC to communicate via radio ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Play in Today's Society (2009)

by Rodney P. Carlisle

The World Amateur Golf Council standardizes play through rulings, etiquette, scoring, and a handicap system. quently. In an online poll of over 7,000 golfers, 70 percent of amateurs admitted to cheating at golf. One of the ways that cheating ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Golf (2011)

by Bill Mallon, Randon Jerris

Amateur Championship in 1895, the same year the U.S. Open began. However, in Britain, the British Amateur (The Amateur Championship) was first held in 1885, 25 years after the Open ...

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UUVVWWZ Trusted Language SXSW 2013 (Amateur ASL Interpretation)

Quotes about Amateur

I think the greatest photographers are the amateur photographers who do it because they love it. Arnold Newman is a good example; he is a consummate professional, but he's also an 'amateur' in the pure sense of the word. (John Sexton)
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Scrabble value of A1M3A1T1E1U1R1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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