Webster 1913 Edition
pupille, n. fem., L.
pupillathe pupil of the eye, originally dim. of
pupaa girl. See
Puppet, and cf.
the pupil of the eye when so contracted (as it sometimes is in typhus, or opium poisoning) as to resemble a pin hole.
A youth or scholar of either sex under the care of an instructor or tutor.
Too far in years to be a
Tutors should behave reverently before their
A person under a guardian; a ward.
A boy or a girl under the age of puberty, that is, under fourteen if a male, and under twelve if a female.
Syn. – Learner; disciple; tyro. – See
Webster 1828 Edition
The apple of the eye; a little aperture in the middle of the iris and uvea of the eye, through which the rays of light pass to the crystalline humor, to be painted on the retina.
1.A youth or scholar of either sex under the care of an instructor or tutor.
2.A ward; a youth or person under the care of a guardian.
3.In the civil law, a boy or girl under the age of puberty, that is, under 14 if a male, and under 12 if a female.