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Definition of Novice

Novice

  1. One who is new in any business, profession, or calling; one unacquainted or unskilled; one yet in the rudiments; a beginner; a tyro.
  2. One newly received into the church, or one newly converted to the Christian faith.
  3. One who enters a religious house, whether of monks or nuns, as a probationist.
  4. Like a novice; becoming a novice.

Novice Quotations

The obviously inexperienced pilot is the game the scientific air-fighter goes after, and the majority of victories are won that way. But, on the other hand, it is the novice usually who gets the famous ace by doing at some moment the unexpected thing.
Eddie Rickenbacker

Many novice real estate investors soon quit the profession and invest in a well-diversified portfolio of bonds. That's because, when you invest in real estate, you often see a side of humanity that stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and saving money shelter you from.
Robert Kiyosaki

The experienced writer says to the anguished novice: 'Just do it; get something, anything, on to the screen or page, just establish a flow of words, and criticise them later.' You give this advice but can't always take it.
Hilary Mantel

Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.
Nicolas Chamfort

When I became a novice monk, I lived in a temple where the atmosphere was quite like in a family. The abbot is like a father and other monks are like your big brothers, your small, younger brothers. It is a kind of family.
Nhat Hanh
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Novice Translations

novice in Afrikaans is nuweling
novice in Dutch is nieuweling, novice
novice in Italian is principiante
novice in Spanish is novato, principiante
novice in Swedish is novis
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