American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A recent convert to a belief; a proselyte.
- n. A beginner or novice: a neophyte at politics.
- n. Roman Catholic Church A newly ordained priest.
- n. A novice of a religious order or congregation.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Newly entered on some state; having the character of a novice.
- n. A new convert; one newly initiated. Specifically— In the primitive church, one newly baptized. These formed a distinct class in the church; at first, because of the reference in 1 Tim. iii. 6 to a novice, they were regarded as unfit for ecclesiastical office.
- n. In the Roman Catholic Church, a converted heathen, heretic, etc.
- n. Occasionally in the Roman Catholic Church, a novice.
- n. A tiro; a beginner in learning.
- n. Synonyms Proselyte, Apostate, etc. See convert.
- n. A beginner.
- n. A novice (recent convert), a new convert or proselyte, a new monk.
- n. Christianity A name given by the early Christians, and still given by the Roman Catholics, to those who have recently embraced the Christian faith, and been admitted to baptism, especially those converts from heathenism or Judaism.
- n. biology A plant species recently introduced to an area (in contrast to archaeophyte, a long-established introduced species).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A new convert or proselyte; -- a name given by the early Christians, and still given by the Roman Catholics, to such as have recently embraced the Christian faith, and been admitted to baptism, esp. to converts from heathenism or Judaism.
- n. A novice; a tyro; a beginner in anything.
- n. a new convert being taught the principles of Christianity by a catechist
- n. any new participant in some activity
- n. a plant that is found in an area where it had not been recorded previously
- From Latin neophytus, from Ancient Greek νεόφυτος (neophutos), from νέος (neos, "new") + φυτόν (phuton, "plant, child"). Surface analysis is neo- + -phyte. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Late Latin neophytus, from Greek neophutos : neo-, neo- + -phutos, planted (from phuein, to bring forth; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In Charles County, a political neophyte is challenging a longtime county government official who in recent years was accused of unethical behavior for allegedly misleading county commissioners.”
“I seldom see many if any of these qualities in neophyte hunters and often the complete package is missing in the more experienced.”
“And I had to look up the word neophyte so does that also make me 78% dumb?”
“The Indians must apply to the commandant at the presidio, who, after obtaining from the padre a report, was to issue a written permit entitling the neophyte and his family to go where they chose, their names being erased from the Mission register.”
“It was nicely enlightening to see a reaction from a true neophyte, which is going to be noticeably different than the folks who have read all the books and have that as a jumping-off point.”
“In hunting for quail, it is called neophyte, sophomoric, ticketing, hunting accident.”
“During the first centuries the comparison of the church with an army was carried out even in details;  the baptism of the neophyte was the oath of fidelity to the flag taken by the recruits.”
“McCain ---- Picks a noname neophyte and puts the whole nation at risk”
“Â He first showed up in, yes, Uncanny X-Men #300 man, almost 200 issues ago, and I always thought they called him "neophyte" because he was, in actuality, a neophyte to the Acolyte cause.”
“Whether it be "kitchen/informal, or official cabinet posts, these persons will have the wherewithal to make or break a neophyte administration ”
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