/euh pren"tis/, n., v., apprenticed, apprenticing.
1. a person who works for another in order to learn a trade: an apprentice to a plumber.
2. Hist. a person legally bound through indenture to a master craftsman in order to learn a trade.
3. a learner; novice; tyro.
4. U.S. Navy. an enlisted person receiving specialized training.
5. a jockey with less than one year's experience who has won fewer than 40 races.
6. to bind to or place with an employer, master craftsman, or the like, for instruction in a trade.
7. to serve as an apprentice: He apprenticed for 14 years under a master silversmith.
[1300-50; ME ap(p)rentis < AF, OF ap(p)rentiz < VL *apprenditicius, equiv. to *apprendit(us) (for L apprehensus; see APPREHENSIBLE) + L -icius suffix forming adjs. from ptps., here nominalized]

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