Definition of apprentice:
- A barrister, considered a learner of law till of sixteen years' standing, when he might be called to the rank of serjeant.
- One not well versed in a subject; a tyro.
- One who is bound by indentures or by legal agreement to serve a mechanic, or other person, for a certain time, with a view to learn the art, or trade, in which his master is bound to instruct him.
- To bind to, or put under the care of, a master, for the purpose of instruction in a trade or business.
- "The Great Mogul", Louis Tracy.
- "Careers of Danger and Daring", Cleveland Moffett.
The Secretary of the Navy is asking also for the immediate addition to the personnel of the navy of seven thousand five hundred sailors, twenty- five hundred apprentice seamen, and fifteen hundred marines.- "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.