student, pupil, educateenoun
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, pupilnoun
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.
Etymology: From pupille, from pupillus, variant of pupulus, from pupus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: pupilla, Lat.
Looking in a glass, when you shut one eye, the pupil of the other, that is open, dilateth. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.
Setting a candle before a child, bid him look upon it, and his pupil shall contract itself very much to exclude the light; as when after we have been some time in the dark, a bright light is suddenly brought in and set before us, till the pupils of our eyes have gradually contracted. John Ray, on the Creation.
The uvea has a musculous power, and can dilate and contract that round hole in it, called the pupil of the eye. More.
The rays, which enter the eye at several parts of the pupil, have several obliquities to the glasses. Isaac Newton, Opticks.
My master sues to her, and she hath taught her suitor,
He being her pupil, to become her tutor. William Shakespeare.
One of my father’s servants,
With store of tears this treason ’gan unfold,
And said my guardian would his pupil kill. Edward Fairfax.
If this arch-politician find in his pupils any remorse, any fear of God’s future judgments, he persuades them that God hath so great need of men’s souls, that he will accept them at any time, and upon any condition. Walter Raleigh.
Tutors should behave reverently before their pupils. Roger L'Estrange.
The great work of a governor is, to settle in his pupil good habits, and the principles of virtue and wisdom. John Locke.
Tell me, thou pupil to great Pericles,
What are the grounds
To undertake so young so vast a care? Dryden.
So some weak shoot, which else would poorly rise,
Jove’s tree adopts, and lifts him to the skies;
Through the new pupil soft’ning juices flow,
Thrust forth the gems, and give the flow’rs to blow. Thomas Tickell.
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
Etymology: [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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the central mark of an ocellate spot.
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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
The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract.
Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
What I want to fix your attention on is the vast overall movement towards the discrediting, and finally the elimination, of every kind of human excellence -- moral, cultural, social or intellectual. And is it not pretty to notice how 'democracy' (in the incantatory sense) is now doing for us the work that was once done by the most ancient dictatorships, and by the same methods The basic proposal of the new education is to be that dunces and idlers must not be made to feel inferior to intelligent and industrious pupils. That would be 'undemocratic.' Children who are fit to proceed may be artificially kept back, because the others would get a trauma by being left behind. The bright pupil thus remains democratically fettered to his own age group throughout his school career, and a boy who would be capable of tackling Aeschylus or Dante sits listening to his coeval's attempts to spell out A CAT SAT ON A MAT. We may reasonably hope for the virtual abolition of education when 'I'm as good as you' has fully had its way. All incentives to learn and all penalties for not learning will vanish. The few who might want to learn will be prevented who are they to overtop their fellows And anyway, the teachers -- or should I say nurses -- will be far too busy reassuring the dunces and patting them on the back to waste any time on real teaching. We shall no longer have to plan and toil to spread imperturbable conceit and incurable ignorance among men.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron.
To-day is the pupil of yesterday.
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- 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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