Beginner vs. Novice

Beginner vs. Novice — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Beginner and Novice

Beginnernoun

One that begins.

Novicenoun

A person new to a field or activity; a beginner.

Beginnernoun

One who is just starting to learn or do something; a novice.

Novicenoun

A person who has entered a religious order but has not yet taken final vows. Also called novitiate.

Beginnernoun

Someone who is just starting at something, or has only recently started.

I'm new to learning Japanese: I'm just a beginner.

Novicenoun

A beginner; one who is not very familiar or experienced in a particular subject.

I'm only a novice at coding, and my programs frequently have bugs that more experienced programmers would avoid.

Beginnernoun

Someone who sets something in motion.

The beginner of the games lit the ceremonial torch.

Novicenoun

(religion) A new member of a religious order accepted on a conditional basis, prior to confirmation.

Beginnernoun

someone new to a field or activity

Novicenoun

someone who has entered a religious order but has not taken final vows

Beginnernoun

a person who founds or establishes some institution;

George Washington is the father of his country

Novicenoun

someone new to a field or activity