- a person who works for another in order to learn a trade: an apprentice to a plumber.
- History/Historical. a person legally bound through indenture to a master craftsman in order to learn a trade.
- a learner; novice; tyro.
- U.S. Navy. an enlisted person receiving specialized training.
- a jockey with less than one year's experience who has won fewer than 40 races.
- to bind to or place with an employer, master craftsman, or the like, for instruction in a trade.
- to serve as an apprentice: He apprenticed for 14 years under a master silversmith.
Origin of apprentice
Related Words for apprenticedconstrained, obligated, restrained, enslaved, illiterate, uninformed, naive, obtuse, innocent, uneducated, oblivious, enroll, get, read, study, receive, master, gain, determine, grasp
Examples from the Web for apprenticed
Contemporary Examples of apprenticed
Likewise the English immigrant John is 11 when he goes off to be apprenticed.She Who Came After Tolkien, Before Rowling
August 31, 2013
Moriyama, among the photographers most widely exhibited in the U.S., had apprenticed to both Hosoe and Tomatsu.Photography that Provokes
October 15, 2009
Jessica, a pro-domme in her late twenties, apprenticed at a dungeon before striking out on her own.Kinkonomics
February 3, 2009
Historical Examples of apprenticed
Born at Champagne, in Lorraine, of poor parents, he was first apprenticed to a pastrycook.Self-Help
"You couldn't be wicked if you was apprenticed to the Old Harry for ten years, Zoeth," he said.Mary-'Gusta
Joseph C. Lincoln
As soon as I had passed my fourteenth birthday I was apprenticed to Madama.
On the completion of his studies, John Burton was apprenticed to a writer in Aberdeen.The Book-Hunter
John Hill Burton
In his sixteenth year he apprenticed himself to a stone-mason.
- someone who works for a skilled or qualified person in order to learn a trade or profession, esp for a recognized period
- any beginner or novice
- (tr) to take, place, or bind as an apprentice
Word Origin for apprentice
c.1300, from Old French aprentiz "someone learning" (13c., Modern French apprenti, taking the older form as a plural), also as an adjective, "unskilled, inexperienced," from aprendre (Modern French apprendre) "to learn; to teach," contracted from Latin apprehendere (see apprehend). Shortened form prentice long was more usual in English.
1630s, from apprentice (n.). Related: Apprenticed; apprenticing.