Definitions for PILLpɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a small tablet or capsule of medicine, usu. designed to be swallowed whole or dissolved in the mouth.

    Category: Pharmacology

  2. something unpleasant that has to be accepted or endured.

  3. Slang. a tiresomely disagreeable person.

    Category: Status (usage)

  4. Slang. a ball, esp. a baseball or golf ball.

    Category: Sport

  5. the pill, (sometimes cap.)

    Category: Pharmacology

    Ref: birth-control pill.

  6. (v.t.)to form or make into pills.

  7. Slang. to blackball.

    Category: Status (usage)

  8. (v.i.)to develop small, pill-like balls of fuzz on the surface, as a wool sweater.

    Category: Textiles

Origin of pill:

1375–1425; late ME pille < MLG, MD pille蠐 L pilula, dim. of pila ball; see -ule

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pill(noun)

    something that resembles a tablet of medicine in shape or size

  2. pill, lozenge, tablet, tab(noun)

    a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet

  3. pill(noun)

    a unpleasant or tiresome person

  4. pill(noun)

    something unpleasant or offensive that must be tolerated or endured

    "his competitor's success was a bitter pill to take"

  5. pill, birth control pill, contraceptive pill, oral contraceptive pill, oral contraceptive, anovulatory drug, anovulant(noun)

    a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. pill(noun)ɪl

    a piece of solid medicine to be swallowed

    vitamin pills; Take two pills every morning.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pill(noun)

    the peel or skin

  2. Pill(verb)

    to be peeled; to peel off in flakes

  3. Pill(verb)

    to deprive of hair; to make bald

  4. Pill(verb)

    to peel; to make by removing the skin

  5. Pill

    to rob; to plunder; to pillage; to peel. See Peel, to plunder

  6. Pill(noun)

    a medicine in the form of a little ball, or small round mass, to be swallowed whole

  7. Pill(noun)

    figuratively, something offensive or nauseous which must be accepted or endured


  1. Pill

    Pill is a village in North Somerset. It is situated on the southern bank of the Avon. Pill is adjacent to the village of Easton-in-Gordano. Opposite Pill is the Bristol suburb of Shirehampton. "Pill", in Anglo-Saxon, means a "creek" or "inlet" off a river or channel or a small harbour, often tidal and occasionally used as a dock.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PILL' in Nouns Frequency: #2742

Translations for PILL

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a small ball or tablet of medicine, to be swallowed

She took a pill; sleeping-pills.

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