beginner

noun
be·​gin·​ner | \ bi-ˈgi-nər How to pronounce beginner (audio) , bē-\

Definition of beginner

: one that begins something especially : an inexperienced person

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Examples of beginner in a Sentence

although our son is only a beginner at swimming, he is making excellent progress

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Even digital cameras have an automatic mode for beginners to shoot without stress over ISOs and apertures. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "The best instant camera for the beach," 10 Aug. 2018 The beginners can focus on many of the basic fundamentals and the advanced players can continue honing their skills. Charles Rich, latimes.com, "Skills get sharpened at Spartan Basketball Camp," 27 June 2018 Most of those beginners are running the half marathon, where three quarters of participants are running their first half marathon. Alex Harris, miamiherald, "Tips for first time runners of the Miami Marathon | Miami Herald," 26 Jan. 2018 The song is labelled Expert, meaning that beginner-level fans of K/DA will have a tough time working their way up. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "League of Legends’ K-pop hit comes to VR game Beat Saber," 21 Dec. 2018 Novices could graduate to them from entry-level 250-cc- and 300-cc-engine beginner bikes. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "Motorcycle Makers Are Bailing Out of Building Supersport Bikes. Not Kawasaki.," 12 Dec. 2018 Just up the mountain lay some of the most extreme in-bounds terrain in America; on our other flank, Galloping Goose, a beginner run that wends more than four and a half miles to the base of the mountain. Alex Bhattacharji, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Telluride Keeps Being Named the Best U.S. Ski Town," 5 Dec. 2018 This beginner level kit come with all the wool required plus the pattern, knitting needle, sewing needle and a label — a great way to build knitting skills and create a beautiful and functional piece of home décor, too. Erin Nicole Celletti, Teen Vogue, "8 Gift Ideas for DIY Enthusiasts 2018," 26 Nov. 2018 The instructor will personally design the day according to everyone’s need and skill level, exploring with you the best beginner areas or the most advanced terrain. Discover Magazine, "The Great Snow of Beaver Creek," 3 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of beginner

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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beginner

noun

English Language Learners Definition of beginner

: a person who is beginning something or doing something for the first time

beginner

noun
be·​gin·​ner | \ bi-ˈgi-nər How to pronounce beginner (audio) \

Kids Definition of beginner

: a person who is doing something for the first time

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