beginner, novice

beginner, novice
مُبتَدِئ \ beginner, novice.

Arabic-English glossary. 2015.

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  • novice — novice, novitiate, apprentice, probationer, postulant, neophyte are comparable when applied to one who is a beginner, especially in a trade, a profession, a career, or a sphere of life. Novice and the less common novitiate may be applied to… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Novice — • The canonical Latin name of those who, having been regularly admitted into a religious order and ordinarily already confirmed in their higher vocation by a certain period of probation as postulants, are prepared by a series of exercises and… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • beginner — early 14c., founder, agent noun from BEGIN (Cf. begin). Meaning novice is from late 15c. Beginner s luck is from 1897 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Novice — Nov ice, n. [F., from L. novicius, novitius, new, from novus new. See {New}, and cf. {Novitious}.] 1. One who is new in any business, profession, or calling; one unacquainted or unskilled; one yet in the rudiments; a beginner; a tyro. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • novice — (n.) mid 14c., probationer in a religious order, from O.Fr. novice beginner (12c.), from M.L. novicius, noun use of L. novicius newly imported, newly arrived, inexperienced (of slaves), from novus new (see NEW (Cf. new)). Meaning inexperienced… …   Etymology dictionary

  • novice — [näv′is] n. [ME novis < OFr novice < L novicius, new, fresh < novus, NEW] 1. a person on probation in a religious group or order before taking vows; neophyte 2. a person new to a particular occupation, activity, etc.; apprentice;… …   English World dictionary

  • beginner — index amateur, apprentice, neophyte, novice, probationer (one being tested) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • beginner — [n] person unskilled in something abecedarian, amateur, apprentice, buckwheater*, catechumen, colt, fish*, fledgling, greenhorn, greenie*, initiate, learner, neophyte, newcomer, new kid on the block*, new person, novice, novitiate, probationer,… …   New thesaurus

  • beginner — [bē gin′ər, bigin′ər] n. 1. a person who begins anything 2. a person just beginning to do or learn something; inexperienced, unskilled person; novice …   English World dictionary

  • novice — I noun amateur, apprentice, aspirant, beginner, catechumen, disciple, entrant, fledgling, freshman, hopeful, inexperienced person, initiate, learner, neophyte, new arrival, newcomer, probationer, pupil, recruit, rookie, rudis, student, trainee,… …   Law dictionary

  • novice — [n] person just learning something amateur, apprentice, beginner, colt*, convert*, cub*, first of May*, fledgling, greenhorn, gremlin, know from nothing*, learner, mark*, neophyte, newcomer, new kid on the block*, novitiate, plebe, postulant,… …   New thesaurus

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