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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.

apprentice

(əˈprɛntɪs)
n
1. someone who works for a skilled or qualified person in order to learn a trade or profession, esp for a recognized period
2. any beginner or novice
vb
(tr) to take, place, or bind as an apprentice
[C14: from Old French aprentis, from Old French aprendre to learn, from Latin apprehendere to apprehend]
apˈprenticeˌship n

ap•pren•tice

(əˈprɛn tɪs)

n., v. -ticed, -tic•ing. n.
1. a person who works for another in order to learn a trade: an apprentice to a plumber.
2. a person legally bound through indenture to a master craftsman in order to learn a trade.
3. learner; novice.
v.t.
4. to bind to or place with an employer, master craftsman, or the like, for instruction in a trade.
v.i.
5. to serve as an apprentice.
[1300–50; < Anglo-French, Old French ap(p)rentiz < Vulgar Latin *apprendit(us), for Latin apprehēnsus, past participle of apprehendere to apprehend]
ap•pren′tice•ship`, n.

apprentice


Past participle: apprenticed
Gerund: apprenticing

Imperative
apprentice
apprentice
Present
I apprentice
you apprentice
he/she/it apprentices
we apprentice
you apprentice
they apprentice
Preterite
I apprenticed
you apprenticed
he/she/it apprenticed
we apprenticed
you apprenticed
they apprenticed
Present Continuous
I am apprenticing
you are apprenticing
he/she/it is apprenticing
we are apprenticing
you are apprenticing
they are apprenticing
Present Perfect
I have apprenticed
you have apprenticed
he/she/it has apprenticed
we have apprenticed
you have apprenticed
they have apprenticed
Past Continuous
I was apprenticing
you were apprenticing
he/she/it was apprenticing
we were apprenticing
you were apprenticing
they were apprenticing
Past Perfect
I had apprenticed
you had apprenticed
he/she/it had apprenticed
we had apprenticed
you had apprenticed
they had apprenticed
Future
I will apprentice
you will apprentice
he/she/it will apprentice
we will apprentice
you will apprentice
they will apprentice
Future Perfect
I will have apprenticed
you will have apprenticed
he/she/it will have apprenticed
we will have apprenticed
you will have apprenticed
they will have apprenticed
Future Continuous
I will be apprenticing
you will be apprenticing
he/she/it will be apprenticing
we will be apprenticing
you will be apprenticing
they will be apprenticing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been apprenticing
you have been apprenticing
he/she/it has been apprenticing
we have been apprenticing
you have been apprenticing
they have been apprenticing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been apprenticing
you will have been apprenticing
he/she/it will have been apprenticing
we will have been apprenticing
you will have been apprenticing
they will have been apprenticing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been apprenticing
you had been apprenticing
he/she/it had been apprenticing
we had been apprenticing
you had been apprenticing
they had been apprenticing
Conditional
I would apprentice
you would apprentice
he/she/it would apprentice
we would apprentice
you would apprentice
they would apprentice
Past Conditional
I would have apprenticed
you would have apprenticed
he/she/it would have apprenticed
we would have apprenticed
you would have apprenticed
they would have apprenticed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apprentice - works for an expert to learn a tradeapprentice - works for an expert to learn a trade
beginner, initiate, tiro, tyro, novice - someone new to a field or activity
printer's devil - an apprentice in a printing establishment
Verb1.apprentice - be or work as an apprenticeapprentice - be or work as an apprentice; "She apprenticed with the great master"
train, prepare - undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession; "She is training to be a teacher"; "He trained as a legal aid"

apprentice

noun trainee, student, pupil, novice, beginner, learner, neophyte, tyro, probationer I started off as an apprentice and worked my way up.
expert, master, pro, ace (informal), adept, boffin (Brit. informal), past master, dab hand (Brit. informal), fundi (S. African)
Translations
تِلْميذ ما زال يَتَعَلَّم صَنْعَهمُتَمَهِّنيَضَع تَحْت التَّدْريب
učeňdát do učeníučedník
lærling
harjoittelija
šegrt
lærlingurtaka í læri
見習い
견습생
buvimas mokiniubuvimas pameistriuišleisti mokytismokinysmokymasis amato
māceklisnodot mācībā
dať do učeniaučeň
vajenec
lärling
ผู้ฝึกงาน
çırakçırak olarak vermek
người học việc

apprentice

[əˈprentɪs]
A. N
1. (= learner) → aprendiz(a) m/f
2. (= beginner) → principiante mf
B. VT to apprentice sb tocolocar a algn de aprendiz con
to be apprenticed toestar de aprendiz con
C. CPD apprentice electrician Naprendiz(a) m/f de electricista

apprentice

[əˈprɛntɪs]
napprenti(e) m/f
vt
to be apprenticed to sb → être en apprentissage chez qn
modif [plumber, carpenter, mechanic, electrician, hairdresser, engineer etc] → apprenti(e) before n
an apprentice plumber → un(e) apprenti(e) plombier/ère
an apprentice carpenter → un(e) apprenti(e) menuisier/ère

apprentice

nLehrling m, → Lehrjunge m (dated), → Auszubildende(r) m (form); to be an apprenticeLehrling sein, in der Lehre sein; apprentice plumber/electricianKlempner-/Elektrikerlehrling m; apprentice jockeyangehender Jockey
vtin die Lehre geben or schicken (to zu, bei); to be apprenticed to somebodybei jdm in die Lehre gehen or in der Lehre sein

apprentice

[əˈprɛntɪs]
1. napprendista m/f
a plumber's apprentice, an apprentice plumber → un apprendista idraulico
2. vt to apprentice tomettere come apprendista presso
to be apprenticed to → lavorare come apprendista presso

apprentice

(əˈprentis) noun
a (usually young) person who is learning a trade.
verb
to make (someone) an apprentice. His father apprenticed him to an engineer.
apˈprenticeship noun
the state of being, or the time during which a person is, an apprentice. He is serving his apprenticeship as a mechanic.

apprentice

مُتَمَهِّن učeň lærling Lehrling μαθητευόμενος aprendiz harjoittelija apprenti šegrt apprendista 見習い 견습생 leerling lærling praktykant aprendiz ученик lärling ผู้ฝึกงาน çırak người học việc 学徒
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