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 in a non-professional or unpaid manner.
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.
“The contest is only open to amateurs.”
Someone who is unqualified or insufficiently skillful.
“The entire thing was built by some amateurs with screwdrivers and plywood.”
Created, done, or populated by amateurs or non-professionals.
Showing a lack of professionalism, experience or talent.
“Duct tape is a sure sign of amateur workmanship.”
Fully developed; grown up in terms of physical appearance, behaviour or thinking; ripe.
“She is quite mature for her age.”
Brought to a state of complete readiness.
“a mature plan”
“The headmaster decided to expel the boy after a mature consideration.”
Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.
To become mature; to ripen.
To gain experience or wisdom with age.
To make something mature.
To reach the date when payment is due