verb (used with object), ap·pren·ticed, ap·pren·tic·ing.
verb (used without object), ap·pren·ticed, ap·pren·tic·ing.
Origin of apprentice
Examples from the Web for apprenticeship
This can be community college or a four-year school; vocational training or an apprenticeship.
But I have tarried too long over those days of my apprenticeship, and am yet only at the beginning.The Adventures of Harry Revel|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Clergymen and missionaries, declared that the apprenticeship was no preparation for freedom.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus|American Anti-Slavery Society
A long term of apprenticeship restrains it more indirectly, but as effectually, by increasing the expense of education.
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.