Simple Definition of novice
: a person who has just started learning or doing something
: a new member of a religious group who is preparing to become a nun or a monk
Examples of novice
Novices serve time as scullery serfs as they work toward the privilege of trailing a pastry chef … —Guy Trebay, New York Times, 4 Sept. 2002
For the novice, walking the course also means being scared senseless by all the possibilities to screw up. —Tim Keown, ESPN, 17 Sept. 2001
Yet it's obvious to him and everyone else who the novice is here, the book-learned tournament virgin. —James McManus, Harper's, December 2000
Much defter than one would have thought possible from the length of her fingernails, Toula had no fear of high fast notes; her flair, mounted between Andrea's perfectionist reserve and Alice's novice awkwardness, seemed all too displayed. —John Updike, The Afterlife, 1994
He's a novice in cooking.
a book for the novice chess player
Origin of novice
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin novicius, from Latin, newly imported, from novus — more at new
First Known Use: 14th century
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