Noun beginner has 2 senses
  1. novice, beginner, tyro, tiro, initiate - someone new to a field or activity
    --1 is a kind of unskilled person
    --1 has particulars:
     abecedarian; apprentice, learner, prentice; cub, greenhorn, rookie; landlubber, lubber, landsman; newcomer, fledgling, fledgeling, starter, neophyte, freshman, newbie, entrant; tenderfoot; trainee
    Derived form: verb begin1
  2. founder, beginner, founding father, father - a person who founds or establishes some institution; "George Washington is the father of his country"
    --2 is a kind of originator, conceiver, mastermind
    --2 has particulars: cofounder; colonizer, coloniser; foundress
    Derived form: verb begin3