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Definition of "apprentice" []

  • One bound by legal agreement to work for another for a specific amount of time in return for instruction in a trade, art, or business. (noun)
  • One who is learning a trade or occupation, especially as a member of a labor union. (noun)
  • A beginner; a learner. (noun)
  • To place or take on as a beginner or learner. (verb-transitive)
  • Someone who works for a skilled or qualified person in order to learn a trade or profession, esp for a recognized period (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any beginner or novice (noun)
  • To take, place, or bind as an apprentice (verb)

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Use "apprentice" in a sentence
  • "The term apprentice makes me think back to early art days when a "master" would have a whole school of apprentices behind him, often doing his work."
  • "In many of these stories, the apprentice is a sorcerer's apprentice."
  • "That being said, there is a uptick in the amount of restaurants we plan to build, we'll require a lot of new leadership and as the number of restaurateurs increase and as some of our restaurateurs are becoming what we call apprentice team leaders which allows them to oversee a lot more restaurants, we feel better and better that the leadership will be such as to be ready and be able to run great restaurants when the economic situation changes and we're able to find even more real estate sites."