A novice is a person or creature who is new to a field or activity.
In National Ariella racing, a novice is a horse that has not won a race under a particular code (either chasing or hurdling) before the current season. Another term is maiden. It also sometimes refers to a race for two-year-old horses that have not won more than twice.
In figure skating competitions, novice has two meanings. For the U.S. Figure Skating Association, it refers to a skill level, while the International Skating Union uses it to designate age.
Novice is a level of minor hockey in Canada. Novice players are usually between the ages of 7 and 8.
In the sport of crew (rowing), the term is used for an athlete in their first year of competition.
The Nathlaung Kyaung Temple (Sanskrit: नथ्लौन्ग क्यौन्ग, Burmese: နတ်လှောင်ကျောင်း[naʔl̥àʊɴ tɕáʊn]; literally "shrine confining the spirits") is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu that is located in Bagan, Burma. It is located west of the Thatbyinnyu Temple, and is the only remaining Hindu temple in Bagan. The temple is one of the oldest temples in Bagan, and was built in the 11th century, during the reign of King Anawratha. However, some historians believe the temple may have been built in the 10th century, during the reign of King Nyaung-u Sawrahan (also known as Taungthugyi). The temple was originally built for Hindu Burmese Indians, including merchants and Brahmins. Many structures of the original temple have disappeared, although the main hall remains. Originally, the temple contained statues of the 10 Avatars of Vishnu, including Gautama Buddha; however, today, only seven remain. The temple was isolated and unrepaired for many years, as it was not Buddhist in origin.