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PUPIL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pupil mean? 

PUPIL (noun)
  The noun PUPIL has 3 senses:

1. a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
2. contractile aperture in the iris of the eye
3. a young person attending school (up through senior high school)

  Familiarity information: PUPIL used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PUPIL (noun)


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Meaning:

A learner who is enrolled in an educational institution

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

educatee; pupil; student

Hypernyms ("pupil" is a kind of...):

enrollee (a person who enrolls in (or is enrolled in) a class or course of study)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pupil"):

overachiever (a student who attains higher standards than the IQ indicated)

passer (a student who passes an examination)

scholar (a student who holds a scholarship)

seminarian; seminarist (a student at a seminary (especially a Roman Catholic seminary))

sixth-former (a student in the sixth form)

skipper (a student who fails to attend classes)

nonachiever; underachiever; underperformer (a student who does not perform as well as expected or as well as the IQ indicates)

withdrawer (a student who withdraws from the educational institution in which he or she was enrolled)

Wykehamist (a student enrolled in (or graduated from) Winchester College)

nonreader (a student who is very slow in learning to read)

medical student; medico (a student in medical school)

art student (someone studying to be an artist)

auditor (a student who attends a course but does not take it for credit)

catechumen; neophyte (a new convert being taught the principles of Christianity by a catechist)

college boy; college man; collegian (a student (or former student) at a college or university)

crammer (a student who crams)

Etonian (a student enrolled in (or graduated from) Eton College)

Ivy Leaguer (a student or graduate at an Ivy League school)

law student (a student in law school)

major (a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject)

Holonyms ("pupil" is a member of...):

teacher-student relation (the academic relation between teachers and their students)


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Meaning:

Contractile aperture in the iris of the eye

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("pupil" is a kind of...):

aperture (a natural opening in something)

Holonyms ("pupil" is a part of...):

iris (muscular diaphragm that controls the size of the pupil; it forms the colored portion of the eye)


Sense 3pupil [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A young person attending school (up through senior high school)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

school-age child; schoolchild; pupil

Hypernyms ("pupil" is a kind of...):

spring chicken; young person; younker; youth (a young person (especially a young man or boy))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pupil"):

boarder (a pupil who lives at school during term time)

day boarder (a schoolchild at a boarding school who has meals at school but sleeps at home)

latchkey child (a school-age child who is home without adult supervision for part of the day (especially after school until a parent returns home from work))

schoolboy (a boy attending school)


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