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apprentice

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noun ap·pren·tice \ə-ˈpren-təs\

Simple Definition of apprentice

  • : a person who learns a job or skill by working for a fixed period of time for someone who is very good at that job or skill

Full Definition of apprentice

  1. 1 a :  one bound by indenture to serve another for a prescribed period with a view to learning an art or trade b :  one who is learning by practical experience under skilled workers a trade, art, or calling

  2. 2 :  an inexperienced person :  novice <an apprentice in cooking>

ap·pren·tice·shipplay \-tə(sh)-ˌship, -təs-ˌship\ noun

Examples of apprentice

  1. <decided to be an apprentice to an electrician after he graduated>

  2. <aware that she's only an apprentice in the medical field, she readily defers to her more experienced colleagues>



Origin of apprentice

Middle English aprentis, from Anglo-French apprentiz, from aprendre to learn, from Latin apprendere, apprehendere


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with apprentice


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apprentice

verb ap·pren·tice

Simple Definition of apprentice

  • : to make (someone) an apprentice

  • : to work as an apprentice

Full Definition of apprentice

apprenticedapprentic·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to set at work as an apprentice; especially :  to bind to an apprenticeship by contract or indenture

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to serve as an apprentice

Examples of apprentice

  1. He apprenticed with a master carpenter for two years.



1596

First Known Use of apprentice

1596



APPRENTICE Defined for Kids

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apprentice

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noun ap·pren·tice \ə-ˈpren-təs\

Definition of apprentice

  1. :  a person who is learning a trade or art by experience under a skilled worker




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apprentice

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verb ap·pren·tice

Definition of apprentice

ap·pren·ticedap·pren·tic·ing

  1. :  to set at work as an apprentice <He was apprenticed to a carpenter.>





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