student, pupil, educatee(noun)
a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
the contractile aperture in the center of the iris of the eye; resembles a large black dot
schoolchild, school-age child, pupil(noun)
a young person attending school (up through senior high school)
The hole in the middle of the iris of the eye, through which light passes to be focused on the retina.
Origin: From pupille, from pupillus, variant of pupulus, from pupus.
the aperture in the iris; the sight, apple, or black of the eye. See the Note under Eye, and Iris
a youth or scholar of either sex under the care of an instructor or tutor
a person under a guardian; a ward
a boy or a girl under the age of puberty, that is, under fourteen if a male, and under twelve if a female
Origin: [F. pupille, n. fem., L. pupilla the pupil of the eye, originally dim. of pupa a girl. See Puppet, and cf. Pupil a scholar.]
The pupil is a hole located in the center of the iris of the eye that allows light to enter the retina. It appears black because light rays entering the pupil are either absorbed by the tissues inside the eye directly, or absorbed after diffuse reflections within the eye that mostly miss exiting the narrow pupil. In humans the pupil is round, but other species, such as some cats, have vertical slit pupils, goats have horizontally oriented pupils, and some catfish have annular types. In optical terms, the anatomical pupil is the eye's aperture and the iris is the aperture stop. The image of the pupil as seen from outside the eye is the entrance pupil, which does not exactly correspond to the location and size of the physical pupil because it is magnified by the cornea. On the inner edge lies a prominent structure, the collarette, marking the junction of the embryonic pupillary membrane covering the embryonic pupil.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pū′pil, n. a little boy or girl: one under the care of a tutor: a scholar: a ward: (law) one under the age of puberty—i.e. under fourteen years for males, and twelve for females.—adj. under age.—ns. Pupilabil′ity (rare), pupilary nature: confidential character; Pū′pilage, Pū′pillage, state of being a pupil: the time during which one is a pupil; Pupilar′ity, Pupillar′ity, the time between birth and puberty.—adjs. Pū′pilary, Pū′pillary, pertaining to a pupil or ward.—Pupil teacher, one who is both a pupil and a teacher. [Fr. pupille—L. pupillus, pupilla, dims. of pupus, boy, pupa, girl.]
pū′pil, n. the round opening in the middle of the eye through which the light passes: the apple of the eye, so called from the baby-like figures seen on it: (zool.) the central dark part of an ocellated spot.—adjs. Pū′pilary, Pū′pillary; Pū′pilate (zool.), having a central spot of another colour.—n. Pupillom′eter, an instrument for measuring the size of the pupil of an eye. [Same as above word.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The aperture in the iris through which light passes.
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'pupil' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4016
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'pupil' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4817
Rank popularity for the word 'pupil' in Nouns Frequency: #424
The numerical value of pupil in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of pupil in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
To-day is the pupil of yesterday.
The pupil who is never required to do what he cannot do, never does what he can do.
The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron.
We fear reprisals from the gangs. Any decision you take and they don't like, like disciplinary action against a pupil, can bring a threat.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- تلميذة, بؤبؤ, انسان العين, تلميذ, حدقةArabic
- ученик, зеница, ученичкаBulgarian
- pupil·la, pupilCatalan, Valencian
- žák, zorniceCzech
- elev, pupilDanish
- Schulkind, Schüler, Pupille, Schülerin, SehlochGerman
- μαθητής, κόρη, μαθήτριαGreek
- lernantino, lernejano, pupilo, lernanto, zorgatoEsperanto
- alumno, pupila, alumna, pupiloSpanish
- شاگرد, مردمکPersian
- silmäterä, oppilas, pupilliFinnish
- næmingur, sjónopFaroese
- élève, pupille, prunelleFrench
- sgoilear, clach na sùla, dubhScottish Gaelic
- תלמידה, תלמיד, אישוןHebrew
- diák, tanuló, pupillaHungarian
- աշակերտ, բիբArmenian
- allieva, allievoItalian
- 学童, 瞳孔, 学生, 弟子, 児童, 生徒Japanese
- whatupango, karupango, whatuMāori
- ученик, зеница, ученичкаMacedonian
- انق مات, anak mata, pupil, ڤوڤيلMalay
- ကျောင်းသား, ကျောင်းသူBurmese
- आँखाको नानीNepali
- leerling, pupilDutch
- elev, pupillNorwegian
- anázhiin ałníiʼdiígííNavajo, Navaho
- uczeń, źrenicaPolish
- pupilo, pupilaPortuguese
- eleva, elev, pupilăRomanian
- ученик, зрачок, ученица, зеницаRussian
- ученик, zjènica, ȕčenīk, zȅna, ученица, zenica, ђак, zjȅna, ȕčenica, đȃkSerbo-Croatian
- zornica, žiak, zrenicaSlovak
- učenka, učenec, zenicaSlovene
- elev, pupillSwedish
- учень, зіниця, ученицяUkrainian
- koʻz qorasiUzbek
- học sinh, con ngươi, học tròVietnamese
- hijulan, hitidäb, lärnan, hilärnan, donajulan, donajijulan, julan, püpil, jijulan, jitidäb, jilärnan, tidäb, donahijulanVolapük
- umfundi, inhlamvu yesoZulu
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