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nov·ice

 (nŏv′ĭs)
n.
1. A person new to a field or activity; a beginner.
2. A person who has entered a religious order but has not yet taken final vows. Also called novitiate.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin novīcius, from Latin, recently entered into a condition, from Latin novus, new; see newo- in Indo-European roots.]

novice

(ˈnɒvɪs)
n
1.
a. a person who is new to or inexperienced in a certain task, situation, etc; beginner; tyro
b. (as modifier): novice driver.
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a probationer in a religious order
3. (General Sporting Terms) a sportsman, esp an oarsman, who has not won a recognized prize, performed to an established level, etc
4. (Horse Racing) a racehorse, esp a steeplechaser or hurdler, that has not won a specified number of races
[C14: via Old French from Latin novīcius, from novus new]

nov•ice

(ˈnɒv ɪs)

n.
1. a person who is new to the circumstances, work, etc., in which he or she is placed; beginner.
2. a person admitted into a religious order or congregation for a period of probation before taking vows.
3. a new member of a church.
[1300–50; < Middle French novice < Medieval Latin novītius convent novice < Latin novīcius newly come into a particular status, derivative of novus new]
nov′ice•hood`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.novice - someone who has entered a religious order but has not taken final vowsnovice - someone who has entered a religious order but has not taken final vows
religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity
2.novice - someone new to a field or activitynovice - someone new to a field or activity  
unskilled person - a person who lacks technical training
abecedarian - a novice learning the rudiments of some subject
apprentice, prentice, learner - works for an expert to learn a trade
cub, greenhorn, rookie - an awkward and inexperienced youth
landlubber, landsman, lubber - an inexperienced sailor; a sailor on the first voyage
fledgeling, fledgling, newbie, newcomer, entrant, freshman, neophyte, starter - any new participant in some activity
tenderfoot - an inexperienced person (especially someone inexperienced in outdoor living)
trainee - someone who is being trained

novice

noun
1. beginner, pupil, amateur, newcomer, trainee, apprentice, learner, neophyte, tyro, probationer, newbie (slang), proselyte I'm a novice at these things. You're the professional.
beginner teacher, professional, expert, master, ace, guru, boffin (Brit. informal), old hand, grandmaster, wonk (informal), maven, fundi (S. African), doyen or (fem.) doyenne
2. novitiate She had entered the monastery as a novice many months previously.

novice

noun
1. One who is just starting to learn or do something:
Slang: rookie.
2. An entrant who has not yet taken the final vows of a religious order:
Translations
راهِب مُبْتَدئ في دَيْرمُبْتَدئ في مِهْنَه
nováčeknoviczačátečník
novicenybegynder
aloittelijanoviisivasta-alkaja
apácajelöltpapnövendék
munks-/nunnuefninÿliîi; nÿgræîingur, byrjandi
初心者
novicijus
iesācējsnovicenovicis
nováčiknovic
acemirahip/rahibe adayıyeni

novice

[ˈnɒvɪs]
A. Nprincipiante mf, novato/a m/f (Rel) → novicio/a m/f (Sport) → principiante mf, novato/a m/f
he's no noviceno es ningún principiante
to be a novice at a jobser nuevo en un oficio
B. ADJ a novice painterun pintor principiante, un aspirante a pintor

novice

[ˈnɒvɪs] n
(= inexperienced person) → novice mf
to be a novice at sth → être novice en qch
(RELIGION) (= in monastery, convent) → novice mf

novice

n (Eccl) → Novize m, → Novizin f; (= racehorse) Pferd, das noch nicht eine bestimmte Anzahl von Rennen gewonnen hat; (fig)Neuling m, → Anfänger(in) m(f) (→ at bei, in +dat)

novice

[ˈnɒvɪs] nprincipiante m/f (Rel) → novizio/a

novice

(ˈnovis) noun
1. a beginner in any skill etc.
2. a monk or nun who has not yet taken all his or her vows.

novice

a. principiante, novicio-a.
References in classic literature ?
At this order a lay-brother swung open the door, and two other lay-brothers entered leading between them a young novice of the order.
One of the conductors of this novice held a rusty blunderbuss pointed towards his ear, and the other a very ancient sabre, with which he carved imaginary offenders as he came along in a sanguinary and anatomical manner.
He was evidently a novice at punting, and his performance was most interesting.
Luckily, however, for the poor wretch, he had fallen into more merciful hands; for Jones having examined the pistol, and found it to be really unloaded, began to believe all the man had told him, before Partridge came up: namely, that he was a novice in the trade, and that he had been driven to it by the distress he mentioned, the greatest indeed imaginable, that of five hungry children, and a wife lying in of the sixth, in the utmost want and misery.
The novice in the military art flew from point to point, retarding his own preparations by the excess of his violent and somewhat distempered zeal; while the more practiced veteran made his arrangements with a deliberation that scorned every appearance of haste; though his sober lineaments and anxious eye sufficiently betrayed that he had no very strong professional relish for the, as yet, untried and dreaded warfare of the wilderness.
It occurred to him that he had not been dubbed a knight, and that according to the law of chivalry he neither could nor ought to bear arms against any knight; and that even if he had been, still he ought, as a novice knight, to wear white armour, without a device upon the shield until by his prowess he had earned one.
The robe was a white one with a white veil,--the garb of a novice of the Hôtel-Dien.
The "man of great merit," who was still a novice in court circles, wishing to flatter Anna Pavlovna by defending her former position on this question, observed:
Sabin said, rising slowly to his feet, and with a sudden intent look upon his face, "and if I were to be outwitted by such a novice as you I should deserve to end my days - in New York.
Felton, my lad, did you not perceive that you were taken for a novice, and that the first act was being performed of a comedy of which we shall doubtless have the pleasure of following out all the developments?
I will find, or make, an opportunity of speaking to her," I said to myself as I rolled the devoir up; "I will learn what she has of English in her besides the name of Frances Evans; she is no novice in the language, that is evident, yet she told me she had neither been in England, nor taken lessons in English, nor lived in English families.
A further proof is, that novices in the art attain to finish: of diction and precision of portraiture before they can construct the plot.