Definition and Meanings for novice

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Novice is ranked 7,697 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of novice

noun, adjective

Etymology of novice

f., from l. novicius, novitius, new, from novus new. see new, and cf. novitious

Meaning of novice


as noun

  • one who is new in any business, profession, or calling; one unacquainted or unskilled; one yet in the rudiments; a beginner; a tyro.
  • one newly received into the church, or one newly converted to the christian faith.
  • one who enters a religious house, whether of monks or nuns, as a probationist.

as adjective

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