Novice vs Newcomer - What's the difference?

novice | newcomer |


As a noun novice

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

As a proper noun newcomer is

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novice

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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 wouldn't make.
  • (senseid)(religion) A new member of a religious order accepted on a conditional basis, prior to confirmation.
  • * 1983 , (Lawrence Durrell), Sebastian , Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), page 1137:
  • Nor had it been difficult to find a Coptic priest who, together with his youthful novice , chanted the seemingly interminable Egyptian service of the dead [...].

    Synonyms

    * (person new to an activity) amateur, greenhorn, learner, neophyte, newbie, newling * See also

    newcomer

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who has recently come to a community; a recent arrival.
  • *
  • *:This new-comer was a man who in any company would have seemed striking. In complexion fair, and with blue or gray eyes, he was tall as any Viking, as broad in the shoulder.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=19 citation , passage=As soon as Julia returned with a constable, Timothy, who was on the point of exhaustion, prepared to give over to him gratefully. The newcomer turned out to be a powerful youngster, fully trained and eager to help, and he stripped off his tunic at once.}}
  • A new participant in some activity; a neophyte.
  • Synonyms

    * newbie * noob, (Internet slang)