1 person who practises a sport or artistic skill without receiving money for it 业馀爱好者（不为金钱而从事体育或艺术活动的人）
*The tournament is open to amateurs as well as professionals. 这次比赛不仅职业运动员可以参加, 而且业馀运动员也可以参加.
* Although he's only an amateur he's a first-class player. 虽然他只是个业馀爱好者, 但却是一流的高手.
* [attrib 作定语] an amateur photographer, golfer, boxer, etc 业馀摄影, 高尔夫球, 拳击等爱好者
* amateur dramatics, wrestling, etc 业馀演剧, 摔跤等. Cf 参看 professional n.
2 (usu derog 通常作贬义) person who is unskilled or inexperienced in an activity 技术不熟练的人; 无经验的人
*I shouldn't employ them they're just a bunch of amateurs. 我不应该雇用他们--简直是一群外行.
1700-1800; Language: French;Origin:Latin
, from amare 'to love'
someone who does an activity just for pleasure, not as their job
≠ professional a gifted amateur Mickelson won his first major golf tournament while still an amateur.informal
someone who you think is not very skilled at something You English are a bunch of amateurs when it comes to romance.>amateuradj an amateur orchestra amateur dramaticsBrE (=producing or acting in plays as an interest)>amateurismn[U] well-meaning amateurism
1. While being flown by a champion amateur cyclist in 1963, the plane crashed on an airfield. 在 1963 年，当一位业余自行车赛冠军驾驶这架飞机的时候，它坠毁在机场上。
2. However, tending window boxes isn't the same as being an amateur gardener and growing peas, tomatoes and salad greens in a backyard garden. 但是侍弄窗前花坛与做一个业余园丁、在后花园里种种豌豆、西红柿和做色拉用的绿叶蔬菜可大不一样。