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Definition of Pupil


  1. The aperture in the iris; the sight, apple, or black of the eye. See the Note under Eye, and Iris.
  2. A youth or scholar of either sex under the care of an instructor or tutor.
  3. A person under a guardian; a ward.
  4. A boy or a girl under the age of puberty, that is, under fourteen if a male, and under twelve if a female.

Pupil Quotations

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Horace Mann

My heart is singing for joy this morning! A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil's mind, and behold, all things are changed!
Anne Sullivan

That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers: good teachers make the best of a pupil's means; great teachers foresee a pupil's ends.
Maria Callas

The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power.
Alfred Adler

Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.
Leonardo da Vinci
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Pupil Translations

pupil in German is Pupille
pupil in Italian is pupilla, allievo
pupil in Latin is discipulus
pupil in Spanish is pupila, alumno, pupilo
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