• WordNet 3.6
    • n apprenticeship the position of apprentice
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Apprenticeship The service or condition of an apprentice; the state in which a person is gaining instruction in a trade or art, under legal agreement.
    • Apprenticeship The time an apprentice is serving (sometimes seven years, as from the age of fourteen to twenty-one).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n apprenticeship The service or legal condition of an apprentice; the method or process of gaining knowledge of some trade, art, or profession from the instruction of a master.
    • n apprenticeship The term during which one is an apprentice.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Apprenticeship the state of an apprentice: a term of practical training: specially, a period of seven years
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  • Samuel Smiles
    “The apprenticeship of difficulty is one which the greatest of men have had to serve.”
  • Heywood Broun
    “Just as every conviction begins as a whim so does every emancipator serve his apprenticeship as a crank. A fanatic is a great leader who is just entering the room.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “No one as ever completed their apprenticeship.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. aprentis, aprendre, to learn—L. apprehendĕre. See Apprehend.


In literature:

One cause for our mistakes is that we do not have the opportunity of apprenticeship.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
The art of bell-ringing is profound, and requires a long apprenticeship.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III." by John Symonds
The art of bell-ringing is profound, and requires a long apprenticeship.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
Apprenticeship with the painter Thomas Hudson, London.
"Sir Joshua Reynolds" by Estelle M. Hurll
The problem of domestic apprenticeship is also being worked out by the women of Germany.
"Germany and the Germans" by Price Collier
Murray McTavish had served his full apprenticeship where the laws of civilization prevail.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
No man ever became a journalist who did not serve that apprenticeship.
"The Arena" by Various
Among all my apprenticeships this to Launa Probana was that which taught me most and is most ineffaceable.
"Confessions of Boyhood" by John Albee
Intending to prosecute his studies as a lawyer, he served an apprenticeship in the office of a Writer to the Signet.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume IV." by Various
But at last Peter's apprenticeship was over.
"Stories of Great Inventors" by Hattie E. Macomber

In poetry:

Give me the life of a huntsman,
It wants a lot of beating...
I know, I've served my apprenticeship
With that famous hunter, " Keating."
"The Huntsman" by Billy Bennett
But she was young when I was young. I see'd her launched the day
I finished my apprenticeship— I mind it was in May.
A thousand times I've see'd her since: I've watched her growin' old,
An' read her name in dirty white instead o’ splendid gold.
"Number One" by John Joy Bell

In news:

The Virginia Apprenticeship Council, in association with the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, sponsors the annual awards program to honor outstanding apprentices who represent the best of what apprenticeship has to offer.
At the age of 14, he began his apprenticeship with some of the best-known DJ's in the city, one known as DJ Payback.
Plastics News has mentioned the program before -- check out this 2006 story on company executive Gottfried Mehnert, which mentions that the company has become a leader in Michigan's School to Registered Apprenticeship program.
I worked at the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner this past week for a school project called an apprenticeship .
My apprenticeship was with Rod Boyce, the managing editor at the News-Miner.
He has not adopted spiritualist metaphysics since his summer apprenticeship as a medium.
The Foreign Office says the apprenticeship program aims to find up to 100 new recruits for GCHQ — Britain's electronic surveillance agency — and the MI5 and MI6 and intelligence services.
Through apprenticeships, Artists for Humanity employs Boston teenagers to market and sell fine art and design services.
From apprenticeship to mastery, the printmaker cannot lie.
Stein Hospice staff and volunteers recently completed an intensive training program for caregivers called the Sacred Art of Living Anamcara Apprenticeship.
Stein Hospice staff members who completed the Anamcara Apprenticeship include Connie Focht and Lori Scott from Port Clinton.
B.C NDP Leader Adrian Dix 's route to a skilled workforce is through enhanced, labour-backed apprenticeships.
Daniel Carwile (right) is a master fiddler teaching Karen Jones in the artist apprenticeship program.
After Tom Jones graduated from high school, he began a full-time, four year apprenticeship program at Bekum America in Williamston.
Detroit's new general manager was more than ready to address concerns about his apprenticeship in the failed tenure of predecessor Matt Millen.

In science:

The second author first encountered semigroup theory through , and part of his mathematical apprenticeship was attending the semigroup meetings organized on a regular basis by John at St.
The structure of generalized inverse semigroups
Cognitive apprenticeship: teaching students the craft of reading, writing, and mathematics.
Lessons From the Physics-Education Reform Effort
In this I finish apprenticeship identified that MPLS added QOS and with the implementation of OpenVPN it presented indexes three smaller times when compared to the routing IP with QOS and OpenVPN.
Use MPLS in Lan's