from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A beginner in learning something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A beginner in learning; one who is in the rudiments of any branch of study; a person imperfectly acquainted with a subject; a novice.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A beginner in learning anything; one who is employed in learning or who has mastered the rudiments only of any branch of knowledge; a novice.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone new to a field or activity
Medieval Latin tȳrō, squire, variant of Latin tīrō, recruit.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin tīro ("young soldier, recruit") (Wiktionary)