Definitions for: Pupil


[n] contractile aperture in the iris of the eye
[n] a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
[n] a child attending school



Webster (1913) Definition: Pu"pil, n. [F. pupille, n. 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.


Pu"pil, n. [F. pupille, n. 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.

Synonyms: educatee, schoolchild, student

See Also: aperture, art student, auditor, boarder, catechumen, child, college boy, college man, collegian, crammer, day boarder, enrollee, Etonian, fry, iris, kid, law student, major, medical student, medico, minor, neophyte, nestling, nipper, nonachiever, nonreader, overachiever, passer, scholar, schoolboy, seminarian, seminarist, shaver, sixth-former, skipper, small fry, teacher-student relation, tiddler, tike, tyke, underachiever, underperformer, withdrawer, Wykehamist, youngster

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