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Meaning of PUPIL

Pronunciation:  'pyoopul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  contractile aperture in the iris of the eye
  2. [n]  a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
  3. [n]  a child attending school

PUPIL is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
    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
    Syn: Learner; disciple; tyro. -- See {Scholar}.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: the dark center in the middle of the iris through which light passes to the back of the eye.