/əˈprɛntəsˌʃıp/ noun, pl -ships [count]
1 : a position as an apprentice

He obtained an apprenticeship with a carpenter.

2 : the period of time when a person is an apprentice

He served a two-year apprenticeship.

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  • ap|pren|tice|ship — «uh PREHN tihs shihp», noun. 1. the condition of being an apprentice. 2. the time during which one is an apprentice: »During their long apprenticeship the boys also absorbed the community traditions and culture from their elders (Scientific… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tice — ap·pren·tice·ship; en·tice; en·tice·ment; Fac·tice; jus·tice; jus·tice·ship; no·tice·abil·i·ty; no·tice·able; no·tice·ably; pen·tice; ap·pren·tice; brat·tice; lat·tice; no·tice; poul·tice; prac·tice; pren·tice; …   English syllables

  • pren — ap·pren·tice·ship; iso·pren·a·line; pren·der; ap·pren·tice; pren·tice; pren·dre; …   English syllables

  • apprenticeship — ap·pren·tice·ship …   English syllables

  • apprentice — ap•pren•tice [[t]əˈprɛn tɪs[/t]] n. v. ticed, tic•ing 1) a person who works for another in order to learn a trade: an apprentice to a plumber[/ex] 2) why a person legally bound through indenture to a master craftsman in order to learn a trade 3)… …   From formal English to slang

  • Apprenticeship — Ap*pren tice*ship, n. 1. The service or condition of an apprentice; the state in which a person is gaining instruction in a trade or art, under legal agreement. [1913 Webster] 2. The time an apprentice is serving (sometimes seven years, as from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prenticeship — Pren tice*ship, n. Apprenticeship. [Obs. or Colloq.] [1913 Webster] He served a prenticeship who sets up shop. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apprenticeship — ap‧pren‧tice‧ship [əˈprentsʆɪp] noun [countable, uncountable] JOBS the period of time when someone is an apprentice, or the job of an apprentice: • Bell served an apprenticeship (= worked as an apprentice ) with the shipbuilders Shaw and Hart. • …   Financial and business terms

  • apprenticeship — ap|pren|tice|ship [əˈprentısʃıp] n [U and C] the job of being an apprentice, or the period of time in which you are an apprentice ▪ He s serving an apprenticeship as a printer. ▪ a five year apprenticeship …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • apprenticeship — ap|pren|tice|ship [ ə prentıs,ʃıp ] noun count or uncount employment as an apprentice: serve an apprenticeship (=work as an apprentice): At 16, he served an apprenticeship as a commercial paint sprayer. a. someone s early experiences in a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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