American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A beginner in learning something.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- n. someone new to a field or activity
- From Latin tīro ("young soldier, recruit") (Wiktionary)
- Medieval Latin tȳrō, squire, variant of Latin tīrō, recruit. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Rochas, which I had read in tyro fashion in other and busier days,”
“Professionally, if not artistically speaking, Doré passed straight from child to man; in one sense of the word he had no boyhood, the term tyro remained inapplicable.”
“You ain't exactly what they call a tyro, are you?" says the bland-faced man; "but I guess you've missed the mark this shot.”
“How does "tyro" apply to Milt Kahl at the point in time of that story?”
“Apparently from the looks of that watercolor Art Riley was no "tyro" any more than your dad was, Steve!”
“Wright, whose courtesy and kindliness, the courtesy and kindliness from a veteran to a tyro which is so encouraging to the tyro, have been beyond any expression of thanks which I can phrase.”
“But it's a movie dominated by Orson Welles - "tyro" and "enfant terrible" of the American theater.”
“Tipping competition, day twoThere may have been sighs of relief all round when JamesKing, the tyro who ran off with last week's prize, failed to show up yesterday.”
“The experience of our group ranges wide, from Everest vet to outdoor tyro.”
“Others will rise to fill the role of headline tyro, particularly as the season enters its one-day phase this weekend.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘tyro’.
Words only (I left out the expressions) from Geza Kerenyi's EN-HU interpreters' dictionary. Most of them pose some difficulty when interpreted between HU and EN in either or both directions.
Words used quite often in steampunk
words i need to memorize
for GRE ofcourse
Words that I come across, and go blank, or want to clarify.
This is just a list of interesting words from The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon. (There was a different, magical list about the book, but it seems to have vanished into th...
but now they're not because I looked them up. In cases of polysemy or homography, *of course* it was the oddest meaning that stumped me. ;)
Words as I learn them.
Looking for tweets for tyro.