- apprentise (obsolete)
From Middle English apprentice, apprentesse, apprentyse, apprentis, from Old French aprentis, plural of aprentif, from Old French aprendre (verb), Late Latin apprendō, from Classical Latin apprehendō.
apprentice (plural apprentices)
- A trainee, especially in a skilled trade.
- (historical) One who is bound by indentures or by legal agreement to serve a tradesperson, or other person, for a certain time, with a view to learn the art, or trade, in which his master is bound to instruct him.
- (dated) One not well versed in a subject; a tyro or newbie.
trainee, especially in a skilled trade
historical: one who is bound to serve a tradesperson with a view to learn his art or trade
one not well versed in a subject — see newbie
- (transitive) To put under the care and supervision of a master, for the purpose of instruction in a trade or business.
- (transitive) To be an apprentice to.
- Joe apprenticed three different photographers before setting up his own studio.
be an apprentice to