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pu·pil 1

 (pyo͞o′pəl)
n.
1. A student under the direct supervision of a teacher or professor.
2. Law A minor under the supervision of a guardian.

[Middle English pupille, orphan, from Old French, from Latin pūpillus, diminutive of pūpus, boy.]

pu′pil·lar·y (-pə-lĕr′ē) adj.

pu·pil 2

 (pyo͞o′pəl)
n.
The apparently black circular opening in the center of the iris of the eye, through which light passes to the retina.

[Middle English, from Old French pupille, from Latin pūpilla, little doll, pupil of the eye (from the tiny image reflected in it); see pupil1.]

pu′pi·lar, pu′pil·lar·y (-pə-lĕr′ē) adj.

pupil

(ˈpjuːpəl)
n
1. (Education) a student who is taught by a teacher, esp a young student
2. (Law) civil law Scots law a boy under 14 or a girl under 12 who is in the care of a guardian
[C14: from Latin pupillus an orphan, from pūpus a child]

pupil

(ˈpjuːpəl)
n
(Anatomy) the dark circular aperture at the centre of the iris of the eye, through which light enters
[C16: from Latin pūpilla, diminutive of pūpa girl, puppet; from the tiny reflections in the eye]

pu•pil1

(ˈpyu pəl)

n.
a person, usu. young, who is learning under the supervision of a teacher at school or a private tutor; student.
[1350–1400; pupille < Middle French < Latin pūpillus (masculine), pūpilla (feminine) orphan, ward, diminutives of pūpus boy, pūpa girl]

pu•pil2

(ˈpyu pəl)

n.
the expanding and contracting opening in the iris of the eye, through which light passes to the retina.
[1350–1400; < Latin pūpilla literally, little doll; for sense compare Greek kórē girl, doll, pupil of the eye, alluding to tiny reflections seen in the pupils]

pu·pil

(pyo͞o′pəl)
The opening in the center of the iris through which light enters the eye.

pupil

  • eleve - A French term used for a pupil or scholar.
  • indocible - Means unteachable as a pupil.
  • pupil - From Latin pupilla, it first meant "orphan, ward, minor."
  • apple of his eye - Results from the fact that the pupil of the eye was called the "apple" in earlier English because it was thought to be a solid sphere.

pupil

The hole in the middle of the iris, through which light enters the eye.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pupil - a learner who is enrolled in an educational institutionpupil - a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
art student - someone studying to be an artist
auditor - a student who attends a course but does not take it for credit
catechumen, neophyte - a new convert being taught the principles of Christianity by a catechist
college boy, college man, collegian - a student (or former student) at a college or university
crammer - a student who crams
enrollee - a person who enrolls in (or is enrolled in) a class or course of study
Etonian - a student enrolled in (or graduated from) Eton College
Ivy Leaguer - a student or graduate at an Ivy League school
law student - a student in law school
major - a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject; "she is a linguistics major"
medical student, medico - a student in medical school
nonreader - a student who is very slow in learning to read
overachiever - a student who attains higher standards than the IQ indicated
passer - a student who passes an examination
scholar - a student who holds a scholarship
seminarian, seminarist - a student at a seminary (especially a Roman Catholic seminary)
sixth-former - a student in the sixth form
skipper - a student who fails to attend classes
nonachiever, underachiever, underperformer - a student who does not perform as well as expected or as well as the IQ indicates
withdrawer - a student who withdraws from the educational institution in which he or she was enrolled
Wykehamist - a student enrolled in (or graduated from) Winchester College
teacher-student relation - the academic relation between teachers and their students
2.pupil - the contractile aperture in the center of the iris of the eye; resembles a large black dot
iris - muscular diaphragm that controls the size of the pupil which in turn controls the amount of light that enters the eye; it forms the colored portion of the eye
aperture - a natural opening in something
3.pupil - a young person attending school (up through senior high school)pupil - a young person attending school (up through senior high school)
boarder - a pupil who lives at school during term time
day boarder - a schoolchild at a boarding school who has meals at school but sleeps at home
latchkey child - a school-age child who is home without adult supervision for part of the day (especially after school until a parent returns home from work)
schoolboy - a boy attending school
spring chicken, young person, younker, youth - a young person (especially a young man or boy)

pupil

noun
1. student, scholar, schoolboy or schoolgirl, schoolchild a school with over 1,000 pupils
student teacher, tutor, schoolteacher, master or mistress, schoolmaster or schoolmistress
2. learner, student, follower, trainee, novice, beginner, apprentice, disciple, protégé, neophyte, tyro, catechumen Goldschmidt became a pupil of the composer Franz Schreker.
learner coach, trainer, instructor, guru

pupil

noun
One who is being educated:
Translations
إِنْسَانُ العَيْنبُؤبُؤ العَيْنتِلْميذتِلْمِيذ
žákzornicepanenka-yně
elevpupil
lernantinolernantolernejanopupilo
oppilaspupilli
učenikzjenicazjenađakučenica
diákpupillatanuló
nemandiljósop, sjáaldur; augasteinn
生徒瞳孔
눈동자학생
skolēns, skolnieks, skolniecezīlīte
eleveleva
zrenica
zenicaučenec
ученикученица
elevpupill
ช่องตาดำนักเรียน
đồng tửhọc sinh

pupil

1 [ˈpjuːpl] N
1. (in school) → alumno/a m/f, educando/a m/f (frm)
last year pupil numbers increased by 46,100el año pasado hubo un aumento de 46.100 en el número total de alumnos
pupil-teacher ratioproporción f de alumnos por maestro
see also teacher-pupil ratio
2. [of musician, artist etc] → alumno/a m/f, discípulo/a m/f

pupil

2 [ˈpjuːpl] N (Anat) → pupila f

pupil

[ˈpjuːpɪl] n
(= student) → élève mf
[eye] → pupille fpupil power npouvoir m des élèves

pupil

1
n (Sch, fig) → Schüler(in) m(f)

pupil

2
n (Anat) → Pupille f

pupil

1 [ˈpjuːpl] n (Scol) → allievo/a, scolaro/a

pupil

2 [ˈpjuːpl] n (Anat) → pupilla

pupil1

(ˈpjuːpl) noun
a person who is being taught by a teacher or tutor. The school has 2,000 pupils.

pupil2

(ˈpjuːpl) noun
the round opening in the middle of the eye through which the light passes.

pupil

إِنْسَانُ العَيْن, تِلْمِيذ panenka, žák elev, pupil Pupille, Schüler κόρη ματιού, μαθητής alumno, pupila, pupilo oppilas, pupilli élève, pupille učenik, zjenica alunni, pupille 生徒, 瞳孔 눈동자, 학생 leerling, pupil elev, pupill uczeń, źrenica aluno, pupila зрачок, ученик elev, pupill ช่องตาดำ, นักเรียน gözbebeği, öğrenci đồng tử, học sinh 学生, 瞳孔

pu·pil

n. pupila, abertura contráctil del iris que da entrada a la luz.

pupil

n (of the eye) pupila (del ojo)
References in classic literature ?
A great eagerness to open the door of life to the boy, who had been her pupil and who she thought might pos- sess a talent for the understanding of life, had pos- session of her.
He was gaunt and shagged, with a ewe neck, and a head like a hammer; his rusty mane and tail were tangled and knotted with burs; one eye had lost its pupil, and was glaring and spectral, but the other had the gleam of a genuine devil in it.
Grose herself for, the pleasure I could see her feel in my admiration and wonder as I sat at supper with four tall candles and with my pupil, in a high chair and a bib, brightly facing me, between them, over bread and milk.
It is said that when a pupil leaves the gymnasium, he not only has a comprehensive education, but he KNOWS what he knows--it is not befogged with uncertainty, it is burnt into him so that it will stay.
Only the older pupils managed to keep their tickets and stick to their tedious work long enough to get a Bible, and so the delivery of one of these prizes was a rare and noteworthy circumstance; the successful pupil was so great and conspicuous for that day that on the spot every scholar's heart was fired with a fresh ambition that often lasted a couple of weeks.
Rebecca had her father's facility and had been his aptest pupil.
Weston's faithful pupil did not forget either at ten, or eleven, or twelve o'clock, that she was to think of her at four.
I may then depend upon this child being received as a pupil at Lowood, and there being trained in conformity to her position and prospects?
The task was done, not free from further blunders; but the pupil claimed a reward, and received at least five kisses; which, however, he generously returned.
My brave wife," returned Defarge, standing before her with his head a little bent, and his hands clasped at his back, like a docile and attentive pupil before his catechist, "I do not question all this.
Creakle,' he returned in a low voice, 'as I said; that no pupil had a right to avail himself of his position of favouritism to degrade me.
The second pupil who became a factor--a very considerable factor--in Bell's career was a fifteen-year-old girl named Mabel Hubbard, who had lost her hearing, and consequently her speech, through an attack of scarlet-fever when a baby.