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Definition of "novice" []

  • A person new to a field or activity; a beginner. (noun)
  • A person who has entered a religious order but has not yet taken final vows. Also called novitiate. (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.

Use "novice" in a sentence
  • "The political novice is giving up his day job at Saint Giuseppe's Heavenly Pizza to come to Washington."
  • "In the late 1930s and 1940s, Dorothy Snell, as she was then known, competed and won medals at the national level in novice, junior and senior competitions."
  • "Danny makes a good point IMO that the first piece of advice to a novice is to first focus on the user experience, and not on advanced SEO tactics."