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apprentice


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  2.  One  not  well  versed  in  a  subject;  a  tyro. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apprentice 
  adj  :  in  training;  "an  apprentice  carpenter"  [syn:  {apprentice(a)}] 
  n  :  works  for  an  expert  to  learn  a  trade  [syn:  {learner},  {prentice}] 
  v  :  be  or  work  as  an  apprentice;  "She  apprenticed  with  the  great 
  master" 




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