Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: aprentis, from aprendre 'to learn', from Latin apprehendere; APPREHEND

apprentice

noun
     
ap‧pren‧tice [countable]
someone who works for an employer for a fixed period of time in order to learn a particular skill or job:
She works in the hairdresser's as an apprentice.
an apprentice electrician
apprentice verb [transitive usually passive]
He was apprenticed to a local architect.

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary