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 for novice
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Novice \Nov"ice\, a.
     Like a novice; becoming a novice. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Novice \Nov"ice\, n. [F., from L. novicius, novitius, new, from
     novus new. See New, and cf. Novitious.]
     1. One who is new in any business, profession, or calling;
        one unacquainted or unskilled; one yet in the rudiments; a
        beginner; a tyro.
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              I am young; a novice in the trade.    --Dryden.
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     2. One newly received into the church, or one newly converted
        to the Christian faith. --1 Tim. iii. 6.
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     3. (Eccl.) One who enters a religious house, whether of monks
        or nuns, as a probationist. --Shipley.
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              No poore cloisterer, nor no novys.    --Chaucer.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: someone who has entered a religious order but has not taken
           final vows [syn: novitiate, novice]
      2: someone new to a field or activity [syn: novice,
         beginner, tyro, tiro, initiate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  55 Moby Thesaurus words for "novice":
     abbess, abecedarian, alphabetarian, amateur, apprentice,
     articled clerk, baby, beginner, boot, canoness, catechumen,
     clergywoman, colt, conventual, cub, deb, debutant, entrant,
     fledgling, freshman, greenhorn, greeny, ignoramus, inductee,
     infant, initiate, lady superior, learner, mother superior,
     neophyte, nestling, new boy, newcomer, novitiate, nun, postulant,
     prentice, prioress, probationer, probationist, proselyte, punk,
     raw recruit, recruit, religieuse, rookie, secular canoness, sister,
     student, superioress, tenderfoot, the reverend mother, trainee,
     tyro, undergraduate

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Novice, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
     Population (2000):    142
     Housing Units (2000): 65
     Land area (2000):     0.451929 sq. miles (1.170491 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.451929 sq. miles (1.170491 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            52668
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             31.988664 N, 99.625334 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     79538
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Novice, TX

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