I UK [əˈprentɪs] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "apprentice":
singular apprentice plural apprentices
someone who works for a particular person or company, usually for low pay, in order to learn the type of work that they do

He became an engineering apprentice with a local firm.

an apprentice carpenter

II UK [əˈprentɪs] / US verb [transitive, usually passive]
Word forms "apprentice":
present tense I/you/we/they apprentice he/she/it apprentices present participle apprenticing past tense apprenticed past participle apprenticed
if someone is apprenticed to another person, they are employed by that person to learn the type of work that they do

He was apprenticed to a carpenter.

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