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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

Singular
apprentice

Plural
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  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

Verb

Infinitive
to apprentice

Third person singular
apprentic

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to apprentice (third-person singular simple present apprentic, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To put under the care and supervision of a master, for the purpose of instruction in a trade or business.

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