NounNovice (plural Novices)
- A beginner; one who is not very familiar or experienced in a particular subject.
- I'm only a novice at coding, and my programs frequently have bugs that more experienced programmers wouldn't make.
- (religion) A new member of a religious order accepted on a conditional basis, prior to confirmation.
- The sisterhood required that prospective novices take an introductory course before applying to join the order.
- (person new to an activity): amateur, greenhorn, learner, neophyte, newbie
- See also Thesaurus:beginner
Adjectives for Novice
anxious; musing; humble; beautiful; bashful.
Verbs for Novice
advise—; befriend—; discipline—; discourage—; enlighten—; impress—; improve—; instruct—; order—; prime—; train—; — botches; —bungles; —conquers; —drills; — familiarizes; —fumbles; —imitates; —labors; —masters; —practises; —profits; — qualifies.
abbess, abecedarian, alphabetarian, amateur, apprentice, articled clerk, baby, beginner, boot, canoness, catechumen, clergywoman, colt, conventual, cub, deb, debutant, entrant, fledgling, freshman, greenhorn, greeny, ignoramus, inductee, infant, initiate, lady superior, learner, mother superior, neophyte, nestling, new boy, newcomer, novitiate, nun, postulant, prentice, prioress, probationer, probationist, proselyte, punk, raw recruit, recruit, religieuse, rookie, secular canoness, sister, student, superioress, tenderfoot, the reverend mother, trainee, tyro, undergraduate
From Middle English < Old French < Latin novicius, later novitius (“new, newly arrived”), in Middle Latin as a noun, novicius, masculine, novicia (“feminine, one who has newly entered a monastery or a convent”) < novus (“new”).
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