tyro

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tyro someone new to a field or activity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tyro A beginner in learning; one who is in the rudiments of any branch of study; a person imperfectly acquainted with a subject; a novice. "The management of tyros of eighteen
      Is difficult."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tyro A beginner in learning anything; one who is employed in learning or who has mastered the rudiments only of any branch of knowledge; a novice.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tyro tī′rō one learning any art: one not yet well acquainted with a subject
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. tiro, a newlylevied soldier, a beginner
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. tiro, a young recruit.

Usage

In literature:

But Costigan was no tyro in the art of dirty fighting.
"Triplanetary" by Edward Elmer Smith
They also understood the plains and mountains but were tyros at trapping.
"Black Beaver" by James Campbell Lewis
Garrick is a tyro beside you.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
Tyro on the authorship of Cinquante Lettres d'Exhortation, 169.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
Tyro was not a noisy dog, but a few moments after he entered the thicket we heard him give one little bark, as if of joy.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
With a patronizing smile he consented to play with a tyro like Meinheer Schatt.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
Then proceeded with much apparent thought and deliberation, to play the hand like the veriest tyro.
"In Her Own Right" by John Reed Scott
A few words of advice to the tyro may not, in conclusion, be out of place.
"Round Games with Cards" by W. H. Peel
But Salmoneus was full of rage when he knew that Tyro loved Enipeus, and how she had become the mother of two fair babes.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Charles Holton, who had viewed her flights with admiration as he helped the timid and awkward tyros of the company, swung into step with her.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
Eminent for personality rather than for method, these teachers are no tyros in method.
"Tuskegee & Its People: Their Ideals and Achievements" by Various
To attempt to explain everything is always the mark of the tyro.
"The Big Bow Mystery" by I. Zangwill
He stepped nearer to the desk, managing to face the would-be tyro.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
The Colonel was not, strictly speaking, a tyro; moreover, he had, as he said, a long reach.
"The Wild Geese" by Stanley John Weyman
Its deadly range is so fearfully great as to put all game at the mercy of the clumsiest tyro.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
A tyro in the art of war could see that much of the strategy that was going on.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
It is so simple that the veriest tyro can thus graft grapes.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
Tyro on John Lord Berkeley, 369.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
What he says about it shows him to be a perfect tyro in psychology.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Only a tyro in introspection will ascribe will directly to personality.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
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In poetry:

The unerring fly I see him cast,
That as a rose-leaf falls as soft,
A flash! a whirl! he has him fast!
We tyros, how that struggle last
Confuses and appalls us oft.
"To Mr. John Bartlett" by James Russell Lowell
It is too much the fashion to strain at effects,--
Yes, that's what's the matter with Hannah!
Our popular taste, by the tyros debased,
Paints each barnyard a grove of Diana!
"Consistency" by Eugene Field

In news:

Moon, directed by British advert tyro Duncan Jones, is a modest science fiction film with major aspirations—and even its own genealogical issues.
Tyro winner She Digs Me returns to Monmouth for the Sapling Stakes.
Mother of two dies from head-on collision in Tyro .
Romantic comedy bets on tyro helmer.
MGM taps tyro to pen 'Magnificent Seven'.
Tyro helmer Alan Fischer .
The scribes have also rejiggered the original's sexual dynamic, which featured Smart as a bumbler who nevertheless projected supreme confidence and 99 as a tyro agent who always turned out to be smarter than Smart .
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In science:

Tyros, Subsets of products of finite sets of positive upper density, J.
Subsets of Products of Positive Density on van der Waerden sets
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