Part of speech: noun

A founder; originator.

Part of speech: noun

A novice; tyro.

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Usage examples "beginner":

  1. A friend of mine, a beginner, who was sitting near waiting to have her skates put on, was rather discouraged, and said to me: " You don't look as if you were enjoying yourself. - "My First Years As A Frenchwoman, 1876-1879", Mary King Waddington.
  2. It is often said that the mackerel allows itself to be caught as easily by a beginner as by an old hand. - "A Poor Man's House", Stephen Sydney Reynolds.
  3. Innocent souls still, of course, imagine him clothed with divine powers, and letters of introduction to him are still sought after by the superstitious beginner. - "Vanishing Roads and Other Essays", Richard Le Gallienne.