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ˈtaɪ roʊty·ro

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. novice, beginner, tyro, tiro, initiatenoun

    someone new to a field or activity


  1. tyronoun

    A beginner; a novice.

  2. Etymology: From tiro

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tyronoun

    One yet not master of his art; one in his rudiments.

    There stands a structure on a rising hill,
    Where tyro ’s take their freedom out to kill. Samuel Garth, Disp.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tyronoun

    a beginner in learning; one who is in the rudiments of any branch of study; a person imperfectly acquainted with a subject; a novice


  1. Tyro

    In Greek mythology, Tyro was the daughter of Salmoneus and married Cretheus, but loved Enipeus. She gave birth to Pelias and Neleus, the twin sons of Poseidon. With Cretheus she had Aeson, Pheres, and Amythaon. Her father, Salmoneus, was the brother of Athamas and Sisyphus. Tyro was married to Cretheus but loved Enipeus, a river god. She pursued Enipeus, who refused her advances. One day, Poseidon, filled with lust for Tyro, disguised himself as Enipeus and from their union was born Pelias and Neleus, twin boys. Tyro exposed her sons on a mountain to die, but they were found by a herdsman who raised them as his own. When they reached adulthood, Pelias and Neleus found Tyro and killed her stepmother, Sidero, for having mistreated their mother. Sidero hid in a temple to Hera but Pelias killed her anyway, causing Hera's undying hatred of Pelias – and her glorious patronage of Jason and the Argonauts in their long quest for the Golden Fleece. Pelias' half brother Aeson, the son of Tyro and Cretheus, was the father of Jason. Soon after, Tyro married Sisyphus and had two children. It was said that their children would kill Salmoneus, so Tyro killed them in order to save her father.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tyro

    Tiro, tī′rō, n. one learning any art: one not yet well acquainted with a subject:—pl. Ty′ros.—ns. Tyroc′iny, pupilage (see Tirocinium); Ty′ronism, state of being a tyro. [L. tiro, a young recruit.]

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Anagrams for tyro »

  1. troy, Troy

  2. tory, Tory

  3. ryot

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tyro in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tyro in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of tyro in a Sentence

  1. Jerome K. Jerome:

    Some people are under the impression that all that is required to make a good fisherman is the ability to tell lies easily and without blushing; but this is a mistake. Mere bald fabrication is useless; the veriest tyro can manage that. It is in the circumstantial detail, the embellishing touches of probability, the general air of scrupulous -- almost of pedantic -- veracity, that the experienced angler is seen.

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