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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, rookie, enlightened, tiro, savant, fledgling, noviciate, founder, abecedarian, connoisseur, study at amateur, tyro, postulant, critic, religion, start, abecedarian, tenderfoot, learner, learned person, founding father, freshman, pundit.

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