What does apprentice mean?
The definition of apprentice
Ap*pren”tice, n.
Etym: [OE. apprentice, prentice, OF. aprentis, nom. of aprentif, fr. apprendare to learn, L. apprendere, equiv. to apprehendere, to take hold of (by the mind), to comprehend. See Apprehend, Prentice.]

1 One who is bound by indentures or by legal agreement to serve a mechanic, or other person, for a certain time, with a view to learn the art, or trade, in which his master is bound to instruct him.
2 One not well versed in a subject; a tyro.
3 (Old law)
A barrister, considered a learner of law till of sixteen years’ standing, when he might be called to the rank of serjeant. [Obs.] Blackstone.

Ap*pren”tice, v. t.
[imp. & p. p. Apprenticed; p. pr. & vb. n. Apprenticing.]

To bind to, or put under the care of, a master, for the purpose of instruction in a trade or business.