|1.||[ adjective ] at a first stage of development; just becoming familiar with the rudiments or skills or routines|
"a beginning bodybuilder" "a beginning reader" "a novice cook"
|2.||[ noun ] (religion) someone who has entered a religious order but has not taken final vows|
|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|