Meaning of “pupil” in the English Dictionary

"pupil" in British English

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pupilnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpjuː.pəl/ us /ˈpjuː.pəl/

pupil noun [ C ] (STUDENT)

A2 a person, especially a child at school, who is being taught:

a second-year pupil
a primary-school pupil
The school has over 400 pupils.
There is a very relaxed atmosphere between staff and pupils at the school.
Her school report described her as a very promising pupil.

someone who is being taught a skill, especially painting or music, by an expert:

The painting is believed to be by a pupil of Titian.

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(Definition of “pupil” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pupil" in American English

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pupilnoun [ C ]

us /ˈpju·pəl/

pupil noun [ C ] (STUDENT)

a person who is being taught, esp. a child at school

pupil noun [ C ] (EYE PART)

the circular, black area in the center of the eye that gets larger and smaller and lets in light

(Definition of “pupil” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)