Origin of novice
Examples from the Web for novice
Being a novice Syrian War watcher, I assumed the regime had returned in force.
For novice and fitness-enthusiasts alike, the Amiigo's intelligent pattern recognition alleviates a major headache at the gym.
What was the material of the novice habit, what kind of incense did they inhale, what was on the plate at dinner.Historical Fiction: A Conversation Between Bruce Holsinger and Nancy Bilyeau|Nancy Bilyeau, Bruce Holsinger|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For a novice sailor to keep the ship safe for so long in those conditions was remarkable.
We found many teachers who were already on top of their game, or teachers who were far too novice.Davis Guggenheim Wants to Know, ‘What is a Teacher?’|Caitlin Dickson|September 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We have just heard that Fritz has finished his first month of probation, and has been invested with the frock of the novice.Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family|Elizabeth Rundle Charles
The novice is therefore cautioned not to use this ammunition until the difficulty of rusting is overcome.Pistol and Revolver Shooting|A. L. A. Himmelwright
Some other of our Augustinian brothers will take charge of completing the education of the novice, somehow or other.
The second series of folderies to which the novice was initiated concerned themselves with his bedding.Observations of an Orderly|Ward Muir
He opened on the novice with something quite wide of the mark he was really aiming at.The Cloister and the Hearth|Charles Reade
- a person who is new to or inexperienced in a certain task, situation, etc; beginner; tyro
- (as modifier)novice driver
Word Origin for novice
mid-14c., "probationer in a religious order," from Old French novice "beginner" (12c.), from Medieval Latin novicius, noun use of Latin novicius "newly imported, newly arrived, inexperienced" (of slaves), from novus "new" (see new). Meaning "inexperienced person" is attested from early 15c.