Beginner - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bɪˈɡɪnər|  American pronunciation of the word beginner
Brit.  |bɪˈɡɪnə|  British pronunciation of the word beginner


- someone new to a field or activity (syn: initiate, novice, tiro, tyro)
- a person who founds or establishes some institution (syn: father, founder)


...although our son is only a beginner at swimming, he is making excellent progress...

When it comes to using computers, I'm an absolute beginner.

You can't expect a rank beginner like her to know all the rules of the game.

“A beginner who has just started” is a tautology.

She was taking quick puffs at her cigarette like a beginner.

If you're a beginner, steer clear of resorts with reputations for difficult skiing.

Good training will give a beginner the confidence to enjoy skiing.

Not a bad effort for a beginner!

The waves are gentle and ideal for beginner surfers.

the phrase 'a beginner who has just started' is tautological

Word forms

singular: beginner
plural: beginners
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