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

Definition of beginner

: one that begins something especially : an inexperienced person

Examples of beginner in a Sentence

although our son is only a beginner at swimming, he is making excellent progress
Recent Examples on the Web These adjustable dumbbells are a great choice for beginner and advanced lifters alike. Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 22 July 2022 Logjams can occur, but under most conditions the river is suitable for beginner and intermediate paddlers; there are no rapids. al, 29 June 2022 This finding was later supported by a study of beginner and expert golfers that revealed an external focus of attention could enhance golf-shot accuracy across skill levels. Paul Christianson, WSJ, 15 June 2022 The Beck Lake Bike Park and Trail System, which offers plenty of beginner and intermediate terrain, is known for its jump lines, drop zone, and pump track. Outside Online, 2 June 2022 Even so, for those ready to make the switch to summer, the bike park with beginner and pro trails will open Friday. Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2022 Exchanges like Kraken, Binance, and Gemini are suited for beginner and intermediate users. Toby Grey, BGR, 23 May 2022 And these solutions are now essential to the success of a beginner with zero e-commerce experience. Polina Beletskaya, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2022 The former finally has a five-star base that caters to families and fans of beginner and intermediate trails. Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of beginner

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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14 Aug 2022

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“Beginner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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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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