• IPA: /əˈpɹɛntɪs/

apprentice (plural apprentices)

  1. A trainee, especially in a skilled trade.
  2. (historical) One who is bound by indentures or by legal agreement to serve a tradesperson, or other person, for a certain time, with a view to learn the art, or trade, in which his master is bound to instruct him.
  3. (dated) One not well versed in a subject; a tyro or newbie.
Translations Translations Verb

apprentice (apprentices, present participle apprenticing; past and past participle apprenticed)

  1. (transitive) To put under the care and supervision of a master, for the purpose of instruction in a trade or business.
    His father had apprenticed him to a silk merchant.
    He was apprenticed to a local employer.
  2. (transitive) To be an apprentice to.
    Joe apprenticed three different photographers before setting up his own studio.
  • German: in die Lehre geben zu, in die Ausbildung geben zu
  • German: seine Ausbildung machen bei, in der ausgebildet sein bei, ausgebildet werden bei

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