apprentice definition

  • noun:
    • One limited by appropriate agreement to get results for another for a particular amount of time in return for training in a trade, art, or company.
    • One who is learning a trade or occupation, especially as a member of a labor union.
    • a novice; a learner.
    • A trainee, particularly in a skilled trade.
    • a person who is limited by indentures or by appropriate arrangement to offer a tradesperson, or other individual, for a particular time, with a view to learn the art, or trade, by which their master is bound to teach him.
    • One not well versed in a topic; a tyro or newbie.
    • one that is limited by indentures or by appropriate agreement to provide a mechanic, or other person, for a certain time, with a view to master the art, or trade, in which his master will instruct him.
    • One perhaps not well versed in a topic; a tyro.
    • A barrister, considered a learner of legislation till of sixteen many years' standing, when he may be known as into the position of serjeant.
    • one that is bound by indenture to provide some specific individual or business for a specified time, in order to discover some art, trade, profession, manufacture, etc., which his master or masters become bound to instruct him.
    • A learner in every department; one just somewhat versed in an interest; a novice.
    • In old English legislation, a barrister of less than sixteen years' standing. After this duration he might be called to the ranking of serjeant.
    • works for an expert to learn a trade
  • verb-transitive:
    • to put or take in as a beginner or learner.
    • To bind to, or put under the care of, a master, for the true purpose of training in a trade or business.
  • verb:
    • to place in attention and direction of a master, for the purpose of instruction in a trade or business.
    • To be an apprentice to.
    • be or act as an apprentice
  • others:
    • To bind to or placed under the proper care of a master, for the true purpose of training in certain art, trade, or profession; indenture.

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