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Definitions of apprentice

  1. To bind to, or put under the care of, a master, for the purpose of instruction in a trade or business. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To put under the care of a master for instruction in a trade or craft. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To bind as an apprentice. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To bind under a master to a craft or trade. Apprentice-fee, a sum given to a master for receiving an apprentice. See Apprehend. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. To put under a master to learn a trade or profession. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. One not well versed in a subject; a tyro. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A barrister, considered a learner of law till of sixteen years' standing, when he might be called to the rank of serjeant. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. One bound by agreement to serve another a certain number of years in order to learn a trade or craft; a novice, or one slightly versed in anything. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. A learner: one bound to another to learn a trade or art. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. One bound to a trade or art. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. One bound for a term of years to serve at some craft or trade under a master, who in turn binds himself to instruct him; in old law books, a barrister; a learner of law. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. A young person learning a trade or profession. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. in training; "an apprentice carpenter" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

Usage examples for apprentice

  1. Joe Stubbs is an apprentice is he not, sir? – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  2. The shopkeeper came into his shop at half- past seven, about half an hour after the shutters had been taken down by his apprentice – The Revolution in Tanner's Lane by Mark Rutherford
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