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What does pupil mean?
A pupil is a person who is learning under a teacher or instructor. In this sense, pupil is often used when the student is young but does not strictly apply to young people.
In legal terms, pupil can refer to a minor who is under the care of a legal guardian who is not one of their parents.
In anatomy, a pupil is the opening in the iris of the eye. Light passes through the pupil into the retina at the back of the eyeball, where images are received.
Example: I train my pupils to keep up on their readings by assigning them quizzes.
Where does pupil come from?
The first records of the student sense of pupil come from the 1300s. It ultimately comes from the Latin pūpillus and pūpilla, meaning “orphan” or “ward.” While not every apprentice or student is an orphan, the teacher can take a similar role as a parent or leader that helps their students learn. The first records of the anatomy sense of pupil comes from the same Latin pūpilla, which also means “little doll.”
Pupils vary from species to species, and some species do not have them at all. For example, the pupils of cats, reptiles, and foxes are thin, vertical slits that help their depth perception when they’re hunting at night. Goats’ pupils are horizontal rectangles, which increase their peripheral vision, while dolphins’ pupils are shaped like crescents to help them see light under the water.
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Pupil is a common word that is frequently used to refer to a student or the part of the eye that lets in light.
What do you think about the idea of teaching pupils in their local languages in lower primary yet they do exams in Eng. #ThursdayThoughts
— Solomon Serwanjja (@SolomonSerwanjj) July 6, 2017
The pupil of your eye expands by as much as 45% when you are looking at someone you love.
— UberFacts (@UberFacts) August 2, 2013
I'm thinking about getting goat pupil contact lenses.
— Eric Andre (@ericandre) May 11, 2016
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How to use pupil in a sentence
In an effort to measure the profits online charter schools make, the report’s authors compared California’s per-pupil funding with fees charged for the same products in other jurisdictions.Report: California ‘wasting’ millions of dollars funding online charter schools|Valerie Strauss|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
“He was a rebellious, difficult pupil — a boy of that age, after all, does not find it easy to stick to hours of practice,” his father wrote in an essay relayed in an email by Cai.Fou Ts’ong, Chinese pianist who bridged East and West, dies at 86 of covid-19|Emily Langer|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
Per pupil spending in North Carolina then was well below the national average.How a courageous Southern governor broke ranks with segregationists in 1961|John Drescher|January 1, 2021|Washington Post
While attending a series of Catholic boarding schools, he later wrote of his attraction to other boy pupils.Daniel Cordier, French Resistance hero, dies at 100|Phil Davison|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
Teachers have fewer tools at their disposal to hold students accountable now that teachers and pupils don’t share a physical space.Distance learning is straining parent-teacher relationships|Ashley Fetters|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
In the U.S, Allan Kaprow, an artist pupil of John Cage, came up with the word “Happening” in 1957.The Life and Art of Radical Provocateur—and Commune Leader—Otto Muehl|Anthony Haden-Guest|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The compilation also brought the Nazi-riffic Apt Pupil and leach-tastic The Body (aka Stand By Me) to the silver screen.20 Things You Didn’t Know About 'The Shawshank Redemption'|Bill Schulz|August 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Per-pupil funding has fallen and cuts in local schools have alarmed teachers and parents.Sam Brownback’s Kansas Catastrophe|Patricia Murphy|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bryan is very interested in World War II, which was a very big part of X-Men, Valkyrie, and Apt Pupil.
The value of leisure was one subject on which both teacher and pupil agreed.College Kids Should Major in Leisure|Nick Romeo|May 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now first we shall want our pupil to understand, speak, read and write the mother tongue well.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Was a pupil of Caspar Netscher of Heidelberg, whose little pictures are of fabulous value.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
It is well known that Prud'hon and his pupil painted many pictures in collaboration.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
She was a pupil of Kullak's, too, but it is four years since she left him, and she has been concertizing a good deal.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
This led to her painting portraits of various members of the royal family while she was still a pupil of De Zichys.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement