Definition of novice :
1. Like a novice; becoming a novice.
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. One who is new in any business, profession, or calling; one unacquainted or unskilled; one yet in the rudiments; a beginner; a tyro.
novitiate, connoisseur, savant, fledgling, abecedarian, study at amateur, founder, postulant, freshman, enlightened, critic, pundit, start, noviciate, tenderfoot, tyro, rookie, religion, founding father, learned person, tiro, learner
amateur (part of speech: noun)
clergy (part of speech: noun)
monk, pilgrim, abbess, pope, minister, reverend, cleric, chaplain, archdeacon, ecclesiastic, nun, curate, father, friar, prioress, priest, evangelist, canon, vicar, sister, clergyman, abbot, rector, archbishop, bishop, archpriest, prior, missionary, prelate, cardinal, canoness, pastor, brother, preacher
- He had not been on horseback for more than ten years, and as soon as he mounted, every one saw that he was a novice, and a smile was on the countenance of each member of the company. - "Clotelle The Colored Heroine", William Wells Brown.
- He once said to a novice in public life, " If you want to be a politician, for mercy's sake do not look more than a week ahead." - "Cavour", Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco.
- I began to stammer like a novice taken in a wrong. - "Dwellers in the Hills", Melville Davisson Post.