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ap·pren·tice

 (ə-prĕn′tĭs)
n.
1. 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.
2. One who is learning a trade or occupation, especially as a member of a labor union.
3. A beginner; a learner.
v. ap·pren·ticed, ap·pren·tic·ing, ap·pren·tic·es
v.intr.
To work as an apprentice: She apprenticed at the ceramics studio.
v.tr.
To engage as an apprentice: In colonial times many children were apprenticed to craftsmen.

[Middle English apprentis, from Old French aprentis, from Vulgar Latin *apprēnditīcius, from *apprēnditus, alteration of Latin apprehēnsus, past participle of apprehendere, to seize; see apprehend.]

ap·pren′tice·ship′ n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.apprenticed - bound by contractapprenticed - bound by contract      
unfree - hampered and not free; not able to act at will
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Fuchs had been apprenticed to a cabinetmaker in the old country and was very handy with tools.
At last she came here, apprenticed for three years.
When I was old enough, I was to be apprenticed to Joe, and until I could assume that dignity I was not to be what Mrs.
I had myself been apprenticed by my former visits to this watching horror, and yet I, who had up to an hour ago repudiated the proofs, felt my heart sink within me.
Tired of tending sheep, he next apprenticed himself to a ship-carpenter, and spent about four years in hewing the crooked limbs of oak-trees into knees for vessels.
It was only his apprenticed boys whose irrepressible spirits were not affected by the solemn and respectable mediocrity of that artist.