2. A learner who is enrolled in an educational institution.
3. A young person attending school (up through senior high school) who is learning under the close supervision of a teacher at school, a private tutor, or the like; a student.
4. Roman Law, a person under the age of puberty, orphaned or emancipated, and under the care of a guardian.
More historical information about the word pupil
The smallness of the mirror images seen on the pupil of the eye led to the pupil being named after the Latin pupilla, "little girl".
Our word pupil, for "a student", comes from the Latin pupulus, or "little boy", most pupils in the past having been little boys.
2. A child or youth who is being taught in a school or by a tutor: The new tutor presented her pupil with drawing paper and pencils.
Estella was the newest student to enroll at the craft school.
2. A man or a woman who has received an award typically accompanied by cash to enable that person to study a specific subject: Lenora was a prize-winning scholar who received a prestigious grant to study art in Italy.
The internationally recognized scholar had in fact been a student at the local high school.
As a college student, JoAnn was visiting her junior high school and she wanted to meet Mr. Walter again because she was his pupil when she was there years ago.