• Middle-aged Novice
    Middle-aged Novice
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n novice someone new to a field or activity
    • n novice someone who has entered a religious order but has not taken final vows
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Trials of a Novice Trials of a Novice

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Novice Like a novice; becoming a novice.
    • Novice One newly received into the church, or one newly converted to the Christian faith.
    • Novice (Eccl) One who enters a religious house, whether of monks or nuns, as a probationist. "No poore cloisterer, nor no novys ."
    • Novice One who is new in any business, profession, or calling; one unacquainted or unskilled; one yet in the rudiments; a beginner; a tyro. "I am young; a novice in the trade."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n novice One who is new to the circumstances in which he or she is placed; a beginner in anything; an inexperienced or untried person.
    • n novice Specifically A monk or nun who has newly entered one of the orders, and is still in a state of probation, subject to the superior of the convent and the discipline of the house, but bound by no permanent monastic vows; a probationer. The term of probation differs in different religious communities, but is regularly at least one year.
    • novice Having the character of a beginner, or one new to the practice of anything; inexperienced; also, characteristic of or befitting a novice.
    • n novice In bench shows and other similar exhibitions, an animal which has not before been exhibited for a prize.
    • n novice In athletics, one who has not won a prize, when the competition is open to members of two or more clubs.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Novice nov′is one new in anything: a beginner: one newly received into the church: an inmate of a convent or nunnery who has not yet taken the vow
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The novice in advertising frequently gives the public credit, for too much intelligence.”
  • Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort
    “Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language: the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it.”
  • Rose Wilder Lane
    Rose Wilder Lane
    “As novices, we think we're entirely responsible for the way people treat us. I have long since learned that we are responsible only for the way we treat people.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., from L. novicius, novitius, new, from novus, new. See New, and cf. Novitious
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. novitiusnovus, new.


In literature:

There was an old mistress of novices there still who used to be very fond of me.
"The Marriage of William Ashe" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Promising Novice, of that there's no doubt.
"Punch, Or the London Charivari, Volume 101, November 21, 1891" by Various
It was a cold job and more frost-bites occurred in two of our novices, one on a foot and the other on a finger.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
At a game of words Honorable Patches was no unskilled novice.
"When A Man's A Man" by Harold Bell Wright
That done, the lad went away, leaving the two novices in great astonishment at all they had seen.
"The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Not the least of the Premiers' disabilities lay in the circumstance that they were the merest novices in international affairs.
"The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference" by Emile Joseph Dillon
You all know that one of our novices has left us.
"The Woman Thou Gavest Me" by Hall Caine
The varieties differ so much in shape and texture of leaf that the novice would not take some of them for mulberries.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
One could not imagine the most independent community's being placed in charge of a novice of twenty-five.
"The Altar Steps" by Compton MacKenzie
I now see that I was only a novice in the trade of politics.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, September 18, 1841" by Various

In poetry:

Through these, through all I first did see,
With me to share my raptures none,
That nuptialled Monica would be
My novice and companion:
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
From the dear Rectress, staid and old
To the small novice whose sweet eyes
Held the soft blue of Mary’s cloak
Or flowers of Paradise.
"The Silver Box" by Alice Guerin Crist
Shrewdly you question, Senor, and I fancy
You are no novice. Confess that to little
Of my poor gossip of Mission and Pueblo
You are a stranger!
"Jack Of The Tules" by Francis Bret Harte
Husht the Madonna's Evening Bell;
The steers lie loosed from wain and plough;
The vagrant monk is in his cell,
The meek nun-novice cloistered now.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
THE new domestick much the lady pleased;
He watched and eagerly the moment seized,
His ardent passion boldly to declare,
In which he showed a novice had no share.
"The Cudgelled And Contented Cuckold" by Jean de La Fontaine
`Yea,' said the little novice, `I pray for both;
But I should all as soon believe that his,
Sir Lancelot's, were as noble as the King's,
As I could think, sweet lady, yours would be
Such as they are, were you the sinful Queen.'
"Guinevere" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

5 tips for the novice .
A novice writer gets no respect.
Novice working way methodically — hopefully — to PGA Tour.
Novice know-how Nats rally to win 1st playoff game in team history Originally published October 08, 2012.
Novice Campaigners, Justices Seek Votes.
Novice challenges mainstay of local politics.
The race for Seat 2 on the Village Council pits a political novice against an incumbent and mainstay of Islamorada politics.
Safety advocates call for action on bill that would ban cell phone use by novice drivers in Michigan.
Best Comic Book Store for a Novice .
Aside from a lineup of prizes, glory and fame at the inaugural AQHA Novice championship shows, held Oct 5 to 7, exhibitors will be treated to free Ride the Rail/Ride the Pattern clinics taught by AQHA Professional Horsemen.
Stars Throw Flag on Novice Fill-Ins.
Novice sets sail on America's Cup boat.
Tips for the tequila novice .
New store aimed at helping novice beekeepers.
Novice rowers row along the Savannah River.

In science:

Meant is a potential course which aims at improving novices skills and knowledge on the essentials of programming by using e-Learning based approaches in connection (at least conceptually) with a general host framework like ActiveMath2 .
On Requirements for Programming Exercises from an E-learning Perspective
See the interesting experiments evidencing some misconceptions that novices might initially develop with respect to binding (variable assignment, ) 10 .
On Requirements for Programming Exercises from an E-learning Perspective
Such a project would pioneer the teaching of Scheme to novices and an adaption of an environment to take beginners learning needs into consideration.
On Requirements for Programming Exercises from an E-learning Perspective
Programming by Numbers: A Programming Method for Novices.
On Requirements for Programming Exercises from an E-learning Perspective
Skarpas. A Methodology for Analyzing the Temporal Evolution of Novice Programs Based on Semantic Components.
On Requirements for Programming Exercises from an E-learning Perspective