What does novice mean?

Definitions for noviceˈnɒv ɪs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word novice.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. novitiate, novice(noun)

    someone who has entered a religious order but has not taken final vows

  2. novice, beginner, tyro, tiro, initiate(noun)

    someone new to a field or activity


  1. novice(Noun)

    A beginner; one who is not very familiar or experienced in a particular subject.

    I'm only a novice at coding, and my programs frequently have bugs that more experienced programmers wouldn't make.

  2. novice(Noun)

    A new member of a religious order accepted on a conditional basis, prior to confirmation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Novice(noun)

    one who is new in any business, profession, or calling; one unacquainted or unskilled; one yet in the rudiments; a beginner; a tyro

  2. Novice(noun)

    one newly received into the church, or one newly converted to the Christian faith

  3. Novice(noun)

    one who enters a religious house, whether of monks or nuns, as a probationist

  4. Novice(adj)

    like a novice; becoming a novice

  5. Origin: [F., from L. novicius, novitius, new, from novus new. See New, and cf. Novitious.]


  1. Novice

    A novice is a person or creature who is new to a field or activity.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Novice

    nov′is, n. one new in anything: a beginner: one newly received into the church: an inmate of a convent or nunnery who has not yet taken the vow.—ns. Nov′iceship; Novi′ciate, Novi′tiate, the state of being a novice: the period of being a novice: a novice. [Fr.,—L. novitiusnovus, new.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of novice in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of novice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marcus Valerius Martialis:

    The virtuous man is never a novice in worldly things.

  2. Eric Teoh:

    An 18-year-old novice is probably more prepared maturity-wise than a 16-year-old novice.


    Not everyone who plays knows the rules and neither the One who watches the game is a novice, Grow Up!

  4. Prime Minister Dean Barrow:

    Mr. Morales is a neophyte, he is a novice, we will not be bullied and Mr. Morales needs to learn that right quick.

  5. United States:

    Appointing Sitharaman, who was until not so long ago a political novice and an outsider, sends all the right signals. It also speaks volumes of her capability and potential, as winning Modi's trust is never easy.

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