apprenticeship

noun ap·pren·tice·ship \ ə-ˈpren-tə(sh)-ˌship , ə-ˈpren-təs-ˌship \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of apprenticeship

1 :a position as an apprentice :an arrangement in which someone learns an art, trade, or job under another
  • He obtained an apprenticeship with a carpenter.
  • Later that year, he decided to become a barrister—a career that requires acceptance into an apprenticeship
  • —Sidney Blumenthal
2 :the period of time when a person is an apprentice
  • During most of his apprenticeship he lived in Paris …
  • —Robert Penn Warren
  • a two-year apprenticeship

First Known Use of apprenticeship

1592


APPRENTICESHIP Defined for Kids

apprenticeship

noun ap·pren·tice·ship \ ə-ˈpren-təs-ˌship \

Definition of apprenticeship for Students

1 :service as an apprentice
2 :the period during which a person serves as an apprentice


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