Definition of beginner in English:



  • A person just starting to learn a skill or take part in an activity.

    • ‘Recently I gave up a couple of days fishing and acted as a guide to two beginners.’
    • ‘You are never too young or old to learn and the skills you need to learn as a beginner are the same no matter what your reason for taking lessons.’
    • ‘These classes will cater for all categories, from beginners to advanced students.’
    • ‘Our tutors specialise in teaching beginners in a very relaxed homely atmosphere.’
    • ‘But they are, says Gina, great places for beginners to start to learn about plants.’
    • ‘The boat is wider than a racing craft and consequently is safer for beginners.’
    • ‘Make sure the staff are well qualified and sympathetic towards beginners and newcomers.’
    • ‘The society is particularly is catering for beginners who want to learn the game and have a bit of fun at the same time.’
    • ‘The course is intended for beginners and there are no formal entry requirements.’
    • ‘The beginner first learns a sequence of movements called the seven coordinations.’
    • ‘This course is for beginners or people who want to refresh their computer skills.’
    • ‘For beginners, start with the three weeks and adapt it to your needs.’
    • ‘This year we would particularly hope to send reading books and workbooks for beginners.’
    • ‘This class is designed for the absolute beginner and no previous knowledge is necessary.’
    • ‘Training on the course begins with the basics and complete beginners are catered for.’
    • ‘We tried out a few steps and it was immediately obvious that our new pupils were complete beginners.’
    • ‘This event will draw runners from all over the country but there will also be courses for beginners.’
    • ‘Today it is still widely used on the campus by keen climbers and beginners who want to learn the basics.’
    • ‘All traditional instruments will be taught both for beginners and advanced students.’
    • ‘If you have been gardening all of your life or if you are just a beginner, there is much to be learned by becoming a member of the club.’
    novice, starter, learner, student, pupil, trainee, apprentice, probationer
    recruit, raw recruit, newcomer, new boy, new girl, tyro, fledgling, neophyte, initiate, fresher, freshman, cub
    postulant, novitiate
    rookie, newie, newbie, newb
    greenhorn, probie, punk
    new chum
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