pupil

  • 1 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

  • 2 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 …

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  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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… …

    English World dictionary

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

    Law dictionary

  • 7 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) …

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  • 8 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 …

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  • 9 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… …

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  • 10 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.]… …

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  • 11 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

  • 12 pupil — noun 1 (esp. BrE) child in school ADJECTIVE ▪ able, bright, good, star ▪ Daniel is the star pupil at school. ▪ disruptive, unruly …

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  • 13 pupil — 01. How many [pupils] are there in each class? 02. Most of the [pupils] in this school are immigrants. 03. He was a [pupil] of some of the greatest classical composers of his era. 04. His [pupils] became larger in response to the lack of light.… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 pupil — {{11}}pupil (1) student, late 14c., originally orphan child, ward, from O.Fr. pupille (14c.), from L. pupillus (fem. pupilla) orphan, ward, minor, dim. of pupus boy (fem. pupa girl ), probably related to puer child, probably from PIE *pup , from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 15 Pupil — The opening of the iris. The pupil may appear to open (dilate) and close (constrict) but it is really the iris that is the prime mover; the pupil is merely the absence of iris. The pupil determines how much light is let into the eye. Both pupils… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 16 pupil — [[t]pju͟ːpɪl[/t]] ♦♦♦ pupils 1) N COUNT The pupils of a school are the children who go to it. Over a third of those now at secondary school in Wales attend schools with over 1,000 pupils... Eleanor was a reluctant, anxious pupil. 2) N COUNT: with …

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  • 17 pupil — pupil1 noun 1》 a person who is taught by another, especially a schoolchild. 2》 Brit. a trainee barrister. Word History The two English words pupil are related to each other, and to poppet, puppet, and pupa, through their Latin root, pupa girl,… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 pupil —   1. Scholar. Haumana, haumāna.    ♦ New pupil, haumana komo hou.    ♦ Head pupil in a hula school, po opua a.   2. Part of eye. Ōnohi maka, ki i ōnohi.    ♦ Dark pupil of the eye, kāhiwa uli (rare) …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 19 pupil — [14] Latin pūpus and pūpa meant respectively ‘boy’ and ‘girl’ (pūpa was applied by the Swedish naturalist Linnaeus to ‘chrysalises’, the underlying link being ‘undeveloped creature’, and English adopted it as pupa [19]). The diminutive… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20 pupil — pu|pil W1S2 [ˈpju:pəl] n [Sense: 1; Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: pupille, from Latin pupillus young boy who is looked after , from pupus boy ] [Sense: 2; Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: pupille, from Latin pupilla, from pupa …

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