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Definition of "pupil" []

  • A student under the direct supervision of a teacher or professor. (noun)
  • Law A minor under the supervision of a guardian. (noun)
  • The apparently black circular opening in the center of the iris of the eye, through which light passes to the retina. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pupil" in a sentence
  • "The other pupil is also a Scotch Lad Brother to Sir — Ramsey; but I don't like him, and of course he will never come to much."
  • "Often the curiosity of the child concerning a letter leads us to teach that desired consonant; a name pronounced may awaken in him a desire to know what consonants are necessary to compose it, and this will, or willingness, of the pupil is a much more efficacious means than any rule concerning the progression of the letters."
  • ""Therefore, the Liberal Democrats have proposed the concept of what we call a pupil premium, an enhanced level of funding"."