3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pupil \Pu"pil\, noun [F. pupille, noun fem., L. pupilla the pupil of the eye, originally dim. of pupa a girl. See {Puppet}, and cf. {Pupil} a scholar.] (Anat.) The aperture in the iris; the sight, apple, or black of the eye. See the Note under {Eye}, and {Iris}.

{Pin-hole pupil} (Med.), the pupil of the eye when so contracted (as it sometimes is in typhus, or opium poisoning) as to resemble a pin hole. --Dunglison.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pupil \Pu"pil\, noun [F. pupille, noun masc. & fem., L. pupillus, pupilla, dim. of pupus boy, pupa girl. See {Puppet}, and cf. {Pupil} of the eye.]

1. A youth or scholar of either sex under the care of an instructor or tutor.

Too far in years to be a pupil now. --Shak.

Tutors should behave reverently before their pupils. --L'Estrange.

2. A person under a guardian; a ward. --Dryden.

3. (Civil Law) A boy or a girl under the age of puberty, that is, under fourteen if a male, and under twelve if a female.

Syn: Learner; disciple; tyro. -- See {Scholar}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution [syn: {student}, {pupil}, {educatee}]

2: the contractile aperture in the center of the iris of the eye; resembles a large black dot

3: a young person attending school (up through senior high school) [syn: {schoolchild}, {school-age child}, {pupil}]

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