Novice Nov"ice, a. Like a novice; becoming a novice. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • novice — [ nɔvis ] n. et adj. • 1175 adj.; lat. novicius I ♦ N. (XIIIe ) 1 ♦ Personne qui a pris récemment l habit religieux et passe un temps d épreuve (⇒ noviciat) dans un couvent, avant de prononcer des vœux définitifs. Maître, mère des novices.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Novice — • The canonical Latin name of those who, having been regularly admitted into a religious order and ordinarily already confirmed in their higher vocation by a certain period of probation as postulants, are prepared by a series of exercises and… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • novice — NOVÍCE, novici, ce, s.m. şi f. 1. Persoană care abia a început să înveţe ceva sau care a început de curând să activeze într un domeniu; începător. ♦ (Adjectival) Care nu are experienţa vieţii. 2. Persoană care a intrat de curând într o mănăstire… …   Dicționar Român

  • novice — Novice. adj. de t. genre. Qui a pris nouvellement l habit de Religion dans un Convent pour s y éprouver pendant un certain temps, dans le dessein d y faire profession. Un Religieux profez, un Religieux novice. les Religieuses novices les freres… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • novice — novice, novitiate, apprentice, probationer, postulant, neophyte are comparable when applied to one who is a beginner, especially in a trade, a profession, a career, or a sphere of life. Novice and the less common novitiate may be applied to… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Novice — Novice, TX U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 142 Housing Units (2000): 65 Land area (2000): 0.451929 sq. miles (1.170491 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.451929 sq. miles (1.170491 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Novice — Nov ice, n. [F., from L. novicius, novitius, new, from novus new. See {New}, and cf. {Novitious}.] 1. One who is new in any business, profession, or calling; one unacquainted or unskilled; one yet in the rudiments; a beginner; a tyro. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • novice — UK US /ˈnɒvɪs/ noun [C] ► a person who does not have much experience in a particular job or situation: »a programming manual for novices »The article is full of advice for the novice investor …   Financial and business terms

  • novice — (n.) mid 14c., probationer in a religious order, from O.Fr. novice beginner (12c.), from M.L. novicius, noun use of L. novicius newly imported, newly arrived, inexperienced (of slaves), from novus new (see NEW (Cf. new)). Meaning inexperienced… …   Etymology dictionary

  • novice — [näv′is] n. [ME novis < OFr novice < L novicius, new, fresh < novus, NEW] 1. a person on probation in a religious group or order before taking vows; neophyte 2. a person new to a particular occupation, activity, etc.; apprentice;… …   English World dictionary

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