UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈprɛntɪs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈprɛntɪs/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə prentis)

Inflections of 'apprentice' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ap•pren•tice /əˈprɛntɪs/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  -ticed, -tic•ing. 
n. [countable]
  1. a person who works for another in order to learn a trade:an apprentice to a plumber.
  2. a learner;

  1. World History to send (someone) to work for another to learn a trade:[~ + object]We apprenticed him to a plumber.
  2. to serve as an apprentice:[no object]He apprenticed for six years.
ap•pren•tice•ship, n. [countable]an apprenticeship as an electrician.[uncountable]Apprenticeship lasts two years.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ap•pren•tice  (ə prentis),USA pronunciation n., v.,  -ticed, -tic•ing. 
  1. a person who works for another in order to learn a trade:an apprentice to a plumber.
  2. World History[Hist.]a person legally bound through indenture to a master craftsman in order to learn a trade.
  3. a learner;
  4. Military[U.S. Navy.]an enlisted person receiving specialized training.
  5. Sporta jockey with less than one year's experience who has won fewer than 40 races.

  1. World Historyto bind to or place with an employer, master craftsman, or the like, for instruction in a trade.

  1. to serve as an apprentice:He apprenticed for 14 years under a master silversmith.
ap•prentice•ship′, n. 
  • Vulgar Latin *apprenditīcius, equivalent. to *apprendit(us) (for Latin apprehēnsus; see apprehensible) + Latin -īcius suffix forming adjs. from ptps., here nominalized
  • Anglo-French, Old French ap(p)rentiz
  • Middle English ap(p)rentis 1300–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
apprentice /əˈprɛntɪs/ n
  1. someone who works for a skilled or qualified person in order to learn a trade or profession, esp for a recognized period
  2. any beginner or novice
  1. (transitive) to take, place, or bind as an apprentice
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French aprentis, from Old French aprendre to learn, from Latin apprehendere to apprehend

apˈprenticeˌship n
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