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Meaning of NOVICE

Pronunciation:  'nâvis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  someone new to a field or activity
  2. [n]  someone who has entered a religious order but has not taken final vows
 

NOVICE is a 6 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: beginner, initiate, novitiate, tiro, tyro
 
 See Also: abecedarian, apprentice, cub, entrant, fledgeling, fledgling, freshman, greenhorn, landlubber, landsman, learner, lubber, neophyte, newcomer, prentice, religionist, religious person, rookie, starter, tenderfoot, trainee, unskilled person

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Nov"ice\, n. [F., from L. novicius, novitius, new, from
    novus new. See {New}, and cf. {Novitious}.]
    1. One who is new in any business, profession, or calling;
       one unacquainted or unskilled; one yet in the rudiments; a
       beginner; a tyro.
    
             I am young; a novice in the trade.    --Dryden.
    
    2. One newly received into the church, or one newly converted
       to the Christian faith. --1 Tim. iii. 6.
    
    3. (Eccl.) One who enters a religious house, whether of monks
       or nuns, as a probationist. --Shipley.
    
             No poore cloisterer, nor no novys.    --Chaucer.
    
    
  2. \Nov"ice\, a.
    Like a novice; becoming a novice. [Obs.]
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abbess, abecedarian, alphabetarian, amateur, apprentice, articled clerk, baby, beginner, boot, canoness, catechumen, clergywoman, colt, conventual, cub, deb, debutant, entrant, fledgling, freshman, greenhorn, greeny, ignoramus, inductee, infant, initiate, lady superior, learner, mother superior, neophyte, nestling, new boy, newcomer, novitiate, nun, postulant, prentice, prioress, probationer, probationist, proselyte, punk, raw recruit, recruit, religieuse, rookie, secular canoness, sister, student, superioress, tenderfoot, the reverend mother, trainee, tyro, undergraduate
 

 

 

 

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