Complete Definition of "apprentice"

English

Pronunciation
IPA|/əˈpɹɛntɪs/

Etymology
Old English apprentice, prentice, Old French aprentis, nom. of aprentif, from apprendare to learn, Latin apprendere, equiv. to apprehendere, to take hold of (by the mind), to comprehend. See Apprehend, Prentice.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A trainee, especially in a skilled trade.
  2. historical One who is bound by indentures or by legal agreement to serve a tradesperson, or other person, for a certain time, with a view to learn the art, or trade, in which his master is bound to instruct him.
  3. dated One not well versed in a subject; a tyro or newbie.

Translations

Finnish: oppipoika, harjoittelija
French: apprenti m
German: Lehrling m
Portuguese: aprendiz
Polish: uczeń m
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Hungarian: tanuló, (obs) inas
Maltese: apprendist m, apprendista f
Romanian: ucenic m
Slovak: učeň m
Spanish: aprendiz

Verb
en-verb|apprentic|ing

  1. transitive To put under the care and supervision of a master, for the purpose of instruction in a trade or business.

References
R:Webster 1913|apprentice
R:Dictionary.com|apprentice

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Revision and Credits for"apprentice"
  • 2007-11-16 16:40 - Sewnmouthsecret - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/Bswitzer1|Bswitzer1]] ([[User_talk:Bswitzer1|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:UllmannBot|UllmannBot]]

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