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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
References in classic literature ?
Turveydrop was in bed, I found, and Caddy was milling his chocolate, which a melancholy little boy who was an apprentice --it seemed such a curious thing to be apprenticed to the trade of dancing--was waiting to carry upstairs.
I told her I was going to be apprenticed to Joe, I believed; and I enlarged upon my knowing nothing and wanting to know everything, in the hope that she might offer some help towards that desirable end.
He had better have apprenticed her,' said Childers, giving his hair another shake, as he looked up from the empty box.