pupil

pupil
pupil1 [pyo͞o′pəl]
n.
[ME pupille < MFr < L pupillus, pupilla, orphan, ward, dim. of pupus, boy, pupa, girl: see PUPA]
1. a person, esp. a young person, under the supervision of a teacher or tutor, as in school
2. Civil Law a minor under the care of a guardian
SYN.- PUPIL1 is applied either to a child in school or to a person who is under the personal supervision of a teacher [Heifetz was a pupil of Leopold Auer ]; STUDENT is applied either to one attending an institution above the elementary level or to one who is making a study of a particular subject [a student of social problems ]; SCHOLAR, orig. equivalent to PUPIL1, is now usually applied to one who has general erudition or who is highly versed in a particular branch of learning [a linguistics scholar]
pupil2 [pyo͞o′pəl]
n.
[Fr pupille < L pupilla, dim. of pupa (see PUPIL1 & PUPA): from one's image, like a tiny doll, seen reflected in another's eye]
the contractile circular opening, apparently black, in the center of the iris of the eye: see EYE

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  • Pupil — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pupil — PUPÍL, Ă, pupili, e, s.m. şi f. Persoană minoră aflată sub tutela sau în grija cuiva (altul decât părinţii). – Din fr. pupille, lat. pupillus. Trimis de ana zecheru, 09.12.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  pupíl s. m., pl. pupíli Trimis de siveco, 09.12.2007 …   Dicționar Român

  • Pupil — 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. [1913 Webster] Too far in years… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pupil — Ⅰ. pupil [1] ► NOUN 1) a person who is taught by another, especially a schoolchild. 2) Brit. a trainee barrister. ORIGIN from Latin pupillus little boy and pupilla little girl . Ⅱ. pupil [2] …   English terms dictionary

  • pupil — index disciple, neophyte, novice, protégé Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Pupil — Egalement Pupile, Pupille. Le nom, assez rare, se rencontre dans diverses régions, le plus souvent méridionales (Tarn et Garonne notamment). Issu du latin pupilius, il a en gros le même sens qu aujourd hui (enfant confié à un tuteur) …   Noms de famille

  • pupil — [n] person who is learning something adherent, attendant, beginner, bookworm*, brain*, catechumen, disciple, first year student, follower, graduate student, junior, learner, neophyte, novice, satellite, scholar, schoolboy/ girl, senior, sophomore …   New thesaurus

  • pupil — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mos V, lm M. e, D. ów || i {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} człowiek (także zwierzę) przez kogoś faworyzowany, będący czyimś ulubieńcem; faworyt, beniaminek : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Chłopiec od najmłodszych lat był pupilem dziadka. Ten… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Pupil — The pupil is the hole that is located in the center of the iris of the eye and that controls the amount of light that enters the eye.Cassin, B. and Solomon, S. Dictionary of Eye Terminology . Gainsville, Florida: Triad Publishing Company, 1990.]… …   Wikipedia

  • pupil — pupil1 pupilless, adj. /pyooh peuhl/, n. 1. a person, usually young, who is learning under the close supervision of a teacher at school, a private tutor, or the like; student. 2. Civil Law. an orphaned or emancipated minor under the care of a… …   Universalium

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