apprenticeship


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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:
Noun1.apprenticeship - the position of apprenticeapprenticeship - the position of apprentice    
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"

apprenticeship

noun traineeship, probation, studentship, novitiate or noviciate He served an apprenticeship as a tool-maker.
Translations
تَدَرُّب عَلى مِهْنَه
učňovství
læretidlærlingetid
tanulóidõ
lærlingsstaîa, læri
učňovstvo
çıraklık

apprenticeship

[əˈprentɪʃɪp] Naprendizaje m
to serve one's apprenticeshiphacer el aprendizaje

apprenticeship

[əˈprɛntɪsʃɪp] napprentissage m
to serve one's apprenticeship → faire son apprentissage
to serve one's apprenticeship as sth → faire son apprentissage de qch

apprenticeship

nLehre f, → Lehrzeit f; to serve one’s apprenticeshipseine Lehre or Lehrzeit absolvieren or machen

apprenticeship

[əˈprɛntɪsˌʃɪp] napprendistato, tirocinio
to serve one's apprenticeship → fare il proprio apprendistato or tirocinio

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.
References in classic literature ?
Never has that curtain dropped so heavy and blank, as when my way in life lay stretched out straight before me through the newly-entered road of apprenticeship to Joe.
He began, at an early age, as a clerk, and served an apprenticeship of seven years, for which he received one hundred pounds sterling, was maintained at the expense of the company, and furnished with suitable clothing and equipments.
An aristocrat need not be ashamed of the trade," observed Laurence; "for the Czar Peter the Great once served an apprenticeship to it.
Twenty years of unwilling apprenticeship had been required to make my system rebelliously tolerant of alcohol, to make me, in the heart and the deeps of me, desirous of alcohol.
And indeed he had served three years as clerk to an attorney in the north of Ireland, when, chusing a genteeler walk in life, he quitted his master, came over to England, and set up that business which requires no apprenticeship, namely, that of a gentleman, in which he had succeeded, as hath been already partly mentioned.
David Faux, even before his apprenticeship was ended.
Trefusis mentioned that the apprenticeship of a mason was quite as long, twice as laborious, and not half so pleasant.
Excuse me, my dear governor; but you speak a language which requires quite an apprenticeship to understand.
It shall be on your family's behalf that I'll start my apprenticeship as old maid.
Bumble, when the lady brought her eyes down to earth again; 'the only thing that can be done now, that I know of, is to leave him in the cellar for a day or so, till he's a little starved down; and then to take him out, and keep him on gruel all through the apprenticeship.
He got no new clothing during his apprenticeship, but on his graduation day his master tricked him out in spang-new tow-linens and made him feel unspeakably rich and fine.
de Treville's hotel, "at least I have entered upon my apprenticeship, haven't I?