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English noun: pupil

1. pupil (person) a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution


Synonymseducatee, student


Broader (hypernym)enrollee


Narrower (hyponym)art student, auditor, catechumen, college boy, college man, collegian, crammer, Etonian, Ivy Leaguer, law student, major, medical student, medico, neophyte, nonachiever, nonreader, overachiever, passer, scholar, seminarian, seminarist, sixth-former, skipper, underachiever, underperformer, withdrawer, Wykehamist


Member meronymteacher-student relation

2. pupil (body) the contractile aperture in the center of the iris of the eye; resembles a large black dot


Broader (hypernym)aperture


Part meronymiris

3. pupil (person) a young person attending school (up through senior high school)


Synonymsschool-age child, schoolchild


Broader (hypernym)spring chicken, young person, younker, youth


Narrower (hyponym)boarder, day boarder, latchkey child, schoolboy









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