apprentice

  • 1 apprentice — I noun beginner, learner, novice, novitiate, probationer, worker II index amateur, assistant, coadjutant, disciple, employee, neophyte …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 apprentice — ap‧pren‧tice [əˈprents] noun [countable] JOBS a young person being trained to do a skilled job, who has signed a contract agreeing to work a fixed number of years for the employer who is training them: • the announcement that the company plans… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 apprentice — [ə pren′tis] n. [ME aprentis < OFr aprentiz < aprendre, learn < L apprehendere, APPREHEND] 1. a person under legal agreement to work a specified length of time for a master craftsman in a craft or trade in return for instruction and,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Apprentice — Ap*pren tice, n. [OE. apprentice, prentice, OF. aprentis, nom. of aprentif, fr. apprendare to learn, L. apprendere, equiv. to apprehendere, to take hold of (by the mind), to comprehend. See {Apprehend}, {Prentice}.] 1. One who is bound by… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 apprentice — ► NOUN ▪ a person learning a skilled practical trade from an employer. ► VERB ▪ employ as an apprentice. DERIVATIVES apprenticeship noun. ORIGIN Old French aprentis, from Latin apprehendere apprehend …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 Apprentice — Ap*pren tice, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Apprenticed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Apprenticing}.] To bind to, or put under the care of, a master, for the purpose of instruction in a trade or business. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Apprentice — (engl. [spr. äpprentis], u. fr. [spr. prangtis], 1) ein Lehrling; daher Apprentissage (spr. Apprangtissasch), Lehrzeit; 2) (lat. Apprenticii ad legem), sich heranbildende Sachwalter durch einen sechsjährigen Aufenthalt auf Rechtsakademien (Inns… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 8 Apprentice — (frz. –angtiß), Lehrling …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 9 apprentice — *novice, novitiate, probationer, postulant, neophyte Analogous words: beginner, starter (see corresponding verbs at BEGIN): tyro, *amateur Contrasted words: *expert, adept, wizard …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 apprentice — [n] novice/learner of a trade amateur, beginner, flunky*, greenhorn*, heel*, neophyte, newcomer, new kid on block*, novitiate, probationer, pupil, rook*, rookie*, starter, student, tenderfoot*, tyro; concepts 348,423 Ant. mentor, teacher …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 apprentice — I UK [əˈprentɪs] / US noun [countable] Word forms apprentice : singular apprentice plural apprentices someone who works for a particular person or company, usually for low pay, in order to learn the type of work that they do He became an… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 apprentice — I n. an apprentice to (he was an apprentice to a master craftsman) II v. (B) at an early age, I was apprenticed to a carpenter * * * [ə prentɪs] (B) at an early age was apprenticed to a carpenter an apprentice to (he was an apprentice to a master …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 apprentice — {{11}}apprentice (n.) c.1300, from O.Fr. aprentiz someone learning (13c., Mod.Fr. apprenti, taking the older form as a plural), also as an adjective, unskilled, inexperienced, from aprendre (Mod.Fr. apprendre) to learn; to teach, contracted from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 14 apprentice — 1 noun (C) someone who agrees to work for an employer for a fixed period of time in order to learn a particular skill or job: She works in the hairdresser s as an apprentice. | an apprentice electrician 2 verb (transitive usually passive) to make …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 apprentice — I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English aprentis, from Anglo French apprentiz, from aprendre to learn, from Latin apprendere, apprehendere Date: 14th century 1. a. one bound by indenture to serve another for a prescribed period …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 apprentice — ap|pren|tice [əˈprentıs] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: aprentis, from aprendre to learn , from Latin apprehendere; APPREHEND] someone who works for an employer for a fixed period of time in order to learn a particular skill or job ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 apprentice — ap|pren|tice1 [ ə prentıs ] noun count someone who works for a particular person or company, usually for low pay, in order to learn the type of work they do: He became an engineering apprentice with a local firm. an apprentice carpenter… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 apprentice — [[t]əpre̱ntɪs[/t]] apprentices, apprenticing, apprenticed 1) N COUNT: oft N n An apprentice is a young person who works for someone in order to learn their skill. I started off as an apprentice and worked my way up... He left school at 15 and… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 apprentice — apprenticeship, n. /euh pren tis/, n., v., apprenticed, apprenticing. n. 1. a person who works for another in order to learn a trade: an apprentice to a plumber. 2. Hist. a person legally bound through indenture to a master craftsman in order to… …

    Universalium

  • 20 apprentice — ap·pren·tice || É™ prentɪs n. trainee, pupil v. engage as an apprentice ; work as an apprentice …

    English contemporary dictionary