: a child in school or under the care of a teacher
Definition of PUPIL for Kids
: the opening in the iris through which light enters the eye
Word History of PUPIL
If you look into another person's eyes, you see reflected within the iris a tiny image of your own face. The Romans, comparing this image of a miniature human to a doll, called the opening in the iris that seems to hold the image pupilla, which is derived from pupa, meaning “doll.” This Latin word, by way of medieval French pupille, was borrowed into English as pupil.
Medical Definition of PUPIL
: the contractile usually round aperture in the iris of the eye