- The definition of an apprentice is someone who provides help to a skilled worker in order to learn the trade himself.
An example of an apprentice would be a person who works with an electrician to learn the skills necessary to become a skilled electrician.
apprentice definition by Webster's New World
- 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, formerly, support
- a person who is acquiring a trade, craft, or skill under specified conditions, usually as a member of a labor union
- any learner or beginner; novice
Origin: Middle English aprentis ; from Old French aprentiz ; from aprendre, learn ; from Classical Latin apprehendere, apprehend
- apprenticeship noun
apprentice definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- One bound by legal agreement to work for another for a specific amount of time in return for instruction in a trade, art, or business.
- One who is learning a trade or occupation, especially as a member of a labor union.
- A beginner; a learner.
Origin: Middle English apprentis, from Old French aprentis, from Vulgar Latin *apprēnditīcius, from *apprēnditus, alteration of Latin apprehēnsus, past participle of apprehendere, to seize; see apprehend.
- ap·prenˈtice·shipˌ noun