Apprentice meaning

ə-prĕntĭs
To place or take on as a beginner or learner.
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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.

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To work or train as an apprentice.
verb
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Any learner or beginner; novice.
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(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.
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A beginner; a learner.
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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.
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A trainee, especially in a skilled trade.
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To put under the care and supervision of a master, for the purpose of instruction in a trade or business.
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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.
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One who is learning a trade or occupation, especially as a member of a labor union.
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A person who is acquiring a trade, craft, or skill under specified conditions, usually as a member of a labor union.
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To place or accept as an apprentice.
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(dated) One not well versed in a subject; a tyro or newbie.
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To be an apprentice to.

Joe apprenticed three different photographers before setting up his own studio.

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Origin of apprentice

  • Middle English apprentis from Old French aprentis from Vulgar Latin apprēnditīcius from apprēnditus alteration of Latin apprehēnsus past participle of apprehendere to seize apprehend

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French aprentis, plural of aprentif, from the verb aprendre, Late Latin apprendō, from Classical Latin apprehendō.

    From Wiktionary