a person who has been received into a religious order or congregation for a period of probation before taking vows.
a person newly become a church member.
a recent convert to Christianity.
- nov·ice·hood, noun
- nov·ice·like, adjective
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How to use novice in a sentence
Learning Python opens up a huge new world where open-source code and open-source trained models now give even programming novices the opportunity to leverage these technologies for a huge variety of digital marketing goals.How to use super-resolution and improve onsite image quality | Kristin Tynski | September 1, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
However, when a novice creates a strategy, works for three to six months, and sees no returns, they often are at a loss.Content marketing fails: How to analyze and improve | Michael Doer | August 27, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
If it’s a game of, let’s say, a grandmaster in chess playing against a novice, they’ll probably win all the games.The Economics of Sports Gambling (Ep. 388 Rebroadcast) | Stephen J. Dubner | August 20, 2020 | Freakonomics
Canoo was founded just two years ago, but it’s hardly a team of novices.Electric-vehicle startup Canoo to go public, joining the wave of companies chasing Tesla’s success | dzanemorris | August 18, 2020 | Fortune
An early version of the software uses pictures and videos to teach novices how to perform an eye exam, for example, or insert a breathing tube.What will astronauts need to survive the dangerous journey to Mars? | Maria Temming | July 15, 2020 | Science News
Tisei is now facing off against Seth Moulton, a relative political novice with a Harvard degree.
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.
At 55, Burke is a political novice, and in a polarized electorate, that might be a winning formula.Meet Mary Burke, the Woman Who Could Beat Scott Walker | Eleanor Clift | May 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Nevertheless, if a novice drives a car in London, he can hardly avoid such experiences.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
But I am glad of it, for I would now and then take occasion to let the world know that I will not be made a novice.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete | Samuel Pepys
The stranger was a rather tall, well-built man, light on his feet, and handled himself as though he were no novice aboard a boat.The Rival Campers Afloat | Ruel Perley Smith
To the novice the names of these will indicate their position.The Complete Bachelor | Walter Germain
Mrs. Horncastle gazed at her curiously; she was evidently a novice in this sort of thing.The Three Partners | Bret Harte
British Dictionary definitions for novice
a person who is new to or inexperienced in a certain task, situation, etc; beginner; tyro
(as modifier): novice driver
a probationer in a religious order
a sportsman, esp an oarsman, who has not won a recognized prize, performed to an established level, etc
a racehorse, esp a steeplechaser or hurdler, that has not won a specified number of races
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