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Definition of APPRENTICE

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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 indentures or by legal agreement to serve a mechanic, 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. [1913 Webster]

     2. One not well versed in a subject; a tyro.
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     3. (Old law) A barrister, considered a learner of law till of sixteen years' standing, when he might be called to the rank of serjeant. [Obs.] --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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 v.0.48 [gcide]

134 Moby Thesaurus words for "apprentice": abecedarian, alphabetarian, amateur, ancestors, apprenticed, architect, article, articled, articled clerk, artificer, artisan, artist, author, baby, begetter, beginner, bind, bind over, boot, bound over, break, break in, breed, bring up, builder, catechumen, colt, conceiver, condition, constructor, contract, craftsman, craftswoman, creator, cultivate, deb, debutant, designer, develop, deviser, discipline, discoverer, drill, effector, engenderer, engineer, entrant, executor, executrix, exercise, father, fetch up, fit, fledgling, form, foster, founder, freshman, generator, greenhorn, greeny, groom, grower, handicraftsman, house-train, housebreak, ignoramus, improve, inaugurator, indenture, indentured, inductee, industrialist, infant, initiate, initiator, instigator, institutor, introducer, inventor, journeyman, learner, lick into shape, maker, manufacturer, master, master carpenter, master craftsman, mechanic, mother, neophyte, nestling, new boy, newcomer, novice, novitiate, nurse, nurture, organizer, originator, past master, planner, postulant, practice, precursor, prentice, prepare, prime mover, probationer, probationist, producer, put in tune, put to school, raise, raiser, raw recruit, ready, realizer, rear, recruit, rehearse, rookie, send to school, shaper, sire, smith, starter, take in hand, technician, tenderfoot, train, trainee, tyro, wright

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