beginner

DEFINITIONS OF: beginner

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n someone new to a field or activity

Synonyms:
initiate, novice, tiro, tyro
Types:
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abecedarian
a novice learning the rudiments of some subject
apprentice, learner, prentice
works for an expert to learn a trade
cub, greenhorn, rookie
an awkward and inexperienced youth
landlubber, landsman, lubber
an inexperienced sailor; a sailor on the first voyage
entrant, fledgeling, fledgling, freshman, neophyte, newbie, newcomer, starter
any new participant in some activity
tenderfoot
an inexperienced person (especially someone inexperienced in outdoor living)
trainee
someone who is being trained
cadet, plebe
a military trainee (as at a military academy)
printer's devil
an apprentice in a printing establishment
enlistee, recruit
any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)
Type of:
unskilled person
a person who lacks technical training

n a person who founds or establishes some institution

Synonyms:
father, founder, founding father
Examples:
Sir Walter Raleigh
English courtier (a favorite of Elizabeth I) who tried to colonize Virginia; introduced potatoes and tobacco to England (1552-1618)
Cecil John Rhodes
British colonial financier and statesman in South Africa; made a fortune in gold and diamond mining; helped colonize the territory now known as Zimbabwe; he endowed annual fellowships for British Commonwealth and United States students to study at Oxford University (1853-1902)
Types:
cofounder
one of a group of founders
coloniser, colonizer
someone who helps to found a colony
foundress
a woman founder
Type of:
conceiver, mastermind, originator
someone who creates new things
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