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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.