VS.

Amateur vs. Novice

Published:
Views: 4,809

Amateurnoun

A lover of something.

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.’;

Amateurnoun

A person attached to a particular pursuit, study, or science as to music or painting; especially one who cultivates any study or art, from taste or attachment, without pursuing it professionally.

‘The contest is only open to amateurs.’;

Novicenoun

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

Amateurnoun

Someone who is unqualified or insufficiently skillful.

‘The entire thing was built by some amateurs with screwdrivers and plywood.’;

Novicenoun

One who is new in any business, profession, or calling; one unacquainted or unskilled; one yet in the rudiments; a beginner; a tyro.

‘I am young; a novice in the trade.’;

ADVERTISEMENT

Amateuradjective

Non-professional.

Novicenoun

One newly received into the church, or one newly converted to the Christian faith.

Amateuradjective

Created, done, or populated by amateurs or non-professionals.

‘amateur sports’;

Novicenoun

One who enters a religious house, whether of monks or nuns, as a probationist.

‘No poore cloisterer, nor no novys.’;

Amateuradjective

Showing a lack of professionalism, experience or talent.

‘Duct tape is a sure sign of amateur workmanship.’;

Noviceadjective

Like a novice; becoming a novice.

ADVERTISEMENT

Amateurnoun

A person attached to a particular pursuit, study, or science as to music or painting; esp. one who cultivates any study or art, from taste or attachment, without pursuing it professionally.

Novicenoun

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

Amateurnoun

someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime

Novicenoun

someone new to a field or activity

Amateurnoun

does not play for pay

Novicenoun

a person new to and inexperienced in a job or situation

‘he was a complete novice in foreign affairs’;

ADVERTISEMENT

Amateuradjective

engaged in as a pastime;

‘an amateur painter’; ‘gained valuable experience in amateur theatricals’; ‘recreational golfers’; ‘reading matter that is both recreational and mentally stimulating’; ‘unpaid extras in the documentary’;

Novicenoun

an animal, especially a racehorse, that has not yet won a major prize or reached a sufficient level of performance to qualify for important events

‘the novice hurdles’; ‘last season as a novice he won three races’;

Amateuradjective

lacking professional skill or expertise;

‘a very amateurish job’; ‘inexpert but conscientious efforts’; ‘an unskilled painting’;

Novicenoun

a person who has entered a religious order and is under probation, before taking vows.

Amateur

An amateur (; French: [amatœʁ]; lit. 'lover [of something]') is generally considered a person who pursues a particular activity or field of study independently from their source of income. Amateurs and their pursuits are also described as popular, informal, self-taught, user-generated, DIY, and hobbyist.

Novice

A novice is a person who has entered a religious order and is under probation, before taking vows. By extension, the term is used informally for a person or animal new to a particular field of endeavour.

Popular Comparisons

Latest Comparisons

Trending Comparisons