A person new to or inexperienced in a field or situation
he was a complete novice in foreign affairs
A person who has entered a religious order and is under probation, before taking vows
An animal, esp. a racehorse, that has not yet won a major prize or reached a level of performance to qualify for important events
novitiate: someone who has entered a religious order but has not taken final vows
someone new to a field or activity
Novitiate, alt. noviciate, is the period of training and preparation that a novice (or prospective) monastic or member of a religious order undergoes prior to taking vows in order to discern whether they are called to the religious life.
A novice in National Hunt horse racing is a horse which has not won in a particular type of race prior to the start of the current season. ...
The Novice is the second book in The Black Magician series by Trudi Canavan. It was published in 2002 and is the sequel to The Magicians' Guild (2001) and is followed by The High Lord (2003). ...
A beginner; one who is not very familiar or experienced in a particular subject; A new member of a religious order accepted on a conditional basis, prior to confirmation
(Novices) (whether received as lay brothers for the domestic and temporal services of the order, or as aspirants to the priesthood), who are trained in the spirit and discipline of the order, prior to making the religious vows.
(Novices) Rowers who are rowing for the first season.
a computer user that actually knows nothing, but boasts that they can figure it out.
A beginner or someone who does not have experience.
(Gr. Dokimos). An individual who accepted the monastic life, undergoing a period of probation in preparation for taking his vows.
New rider to the sport.
A novice is a new member of a religious community of vowed women or men, who has commenced formation and is in a process of initiation into the life and mission of the community. This process is called the novitiate. ...
A member of a monastic community who has not yet been professed.
A women who has entered the White Tower to be taught how to lose touch with the world. The first step is in this process is to use up all the person's spare time with useless chores, such as washing dishes and scrubbing floors, to prevent them from keeping up with events outside the Tower.
a rower in their first 12 months of rowing. Since it takes most people a while to refine the basics of rowing and racing, they can row against others of similar experience level.
A competitor during his/her first season of events; novices usually run in the same heat as experienced drivers in the same class, but they are competing against each other, according to PAX times. ...
Designation for a new or inexperienced bridge player. According to the ACBL, a player with less than 20 masterpoints.
Becoming a Novice is the next stage of Religious life after being a Postulant. A candidate may discover that God wants them to continue in the Vocation they have chosen and for training as a Religious to continue. ...
a term used to describe a two-year-old Flat race that is for horses that have not won more than 2 races.
A novice athlete normally is someone who is participating in their first year of triathlon. While you may participate as a novice as long as you wish, we do suggest moving out of the novice divsiion as you become more comfortable with the sport of triathlon. ...
A fencer not placed in the top three positions.
A horse with limited earnings in weekend show competition.
A first-year rower, regardless of grade level in school.
beginning language learner. Beginning language category of the ACTFL guidelines.