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pupil

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noun pu·pil \ˈpyü-pəl\

Definition of pupil

  1. 1 :  a child or young person in school or in the charge of a tutor or instructor :  student

  2. 2 :  one who has been taught or influenced by a famous or distinguished person



Origin of pupil

Middle English pupille minor ward, from Anglo-French, from Latin pupillus male ward (from diminutive of pupus boy) & pupilla female ward, from diminutive of pupa girl, doll


First Known Use: 1536

Rhymes with pupil


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pupil

noun pu·pil

Definition of pupil

  1. :  the contractile aperture in the iris of the eye

pu·pil·lary play \ˈpyü-pə-ˌler-ē\ adjective


Origin of pupil

Middle French pupille, from Latin pupilla, from diminutive of pupa doll; from the tiny image of oneself seen reflected in another's eye


First Known Use: 1567


Medical Dictionary

pupil

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noun pu·pil \ˈpyü-pəl\

Medical Definition of pupil

  1. :  the contractile usually round aperture in the iris of the eye





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