1. [ adjective ] at a first stage of development; just becoming familiar with the rudiments or skills or routines
Synonyms: beginning

"a beginning bodybuilder" "a beginning reader" "a novice cook"

Related terms: early
2. [ noun ] (religion) someone who has entered a religious order but has not taken final vows
Synonyms: novitiate
Related terms: religionist
3. [ noun ] someone new to a field or activity
Synonyms: beginner initiate tiro tyro
Related terms: unskilled_person apprentice cub newcomer landlubber abecedarian tenderfoot trainee initiate
Similar spelling:   Novick