pupil

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A pupil is an old fashioned word for a young person attending school, or it can be that black dot in the center of your eye's iris. As a pupil, your pupils may dilate when your teacher dims the lights.

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The aperture in the iris; the sight, apple, or black of the eye. See the Note under Eye, and Iris.

Noun
contractile aperture in the iris of the eye

Noun
a young person attending school (up through senior high school)

Noun
a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution


n.
The aperture in the iris; the sight, apple, or black of the eye. See the Note under Eye, and Iris.

n.
A youth or scholar of either sex under the care of an instructor or tutor.

n.
A person under a guardian; a ward.

n.
A boy or a girl under the age of puberty, that is, under fourteen if a male, and under twelve if a female.


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 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.

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.
Too far in years to be a pupil now.
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 female. Syn. -- Learner; disciple; tyro. -- See Scholar.

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.

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Usage Examples

The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power.

Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild.

All claims of education notwithstanding, the pupil will accept only that which his mind craves.

As the true object of education is not to render the pupil the mere copy of his preceptor, it is rather to be rejoiced in, than lamented, that various reading should lead him into new trains of thinking.

Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.

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Other Usage Examples

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.

The teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.

I could undertake to be an efficient pupil if it were possible to find an efficient teacher.

Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?

Far from wishing to awaken the artist in the pupil prematurely, the teacher considers it his first task to make him a skilled artisan with sovereign control of his craft.

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