un apprenticed

apprentice

[uh-pren-tis]
noun
1.
a person who works for another in order to learn a trade: an apprentice to a plumber.
2.
History/Historical. 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.
verb (used with object), apprenticed, apprenticing.
6.
to bind to or place with an employer, master craftsman, or the like, for instruction in a trade.
verb (used without object), apprenticed, apprenticing.
7.
to serve as an apprentice: He apprenticed for 14 years under a master silversmith.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English ap(p)rentis < Anglo-French, Old French ap(p)rentiz < Vulgar Latin *apprenditīcius, equivalent to *apprendit(us) (for Latin apprehēnsus; see apprehensible) + Latin -īcius suffix forming adjectives from past participles, here nominalized

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apprentice (əˈprɛntɪs)
 
n
1.  someone who works for a skilled or qualified person in order to learn a trade or profession, esp for a recognized period
2.  any beginner or novice
 
vb
3.  (tr) to take, place, or bind as an apprentice
 
[C14: from Old French aprentis, from Old French aprendre to learn, from Latin apprehendere to apprehend]
 
ap'prenticeship
 
n

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apprentice
c.1300, from O.Fr. aprentiz "someone learning" (13c.), from aprendre (Mod.Fr. apprendre) "to learn, teach," contracted from L. apprehendere (see apprehend). Aphetic form prentice was long more usual in English. The verb is first attested 1630s.
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