What does PILL mean?

Definitions for PILLpɪl

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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

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

  8. Origin: [F. pilute, L. pilula a pill, little ball, dim. of L. pila a ball. Cf. Piles.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pill

    pil, n. a little ball of medicine: anything nauseous which must be accepted: (slang) a doctor: a disagreeable person.—v.t. (slang) to blackball.—n. Pill′-box, a box for holding pills: a kind of one-horse carriage. [Fr. pilule—L. pilula, dim. of pĭla, a ball.]

  2. Pill

    pil, v.t. and v.i. to strip, peel: to deprive of hair.—n. (Spens.) skin. [Peel.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PILL in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PILL in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Frederick Chiluba:

    Privatization is a bitter pill but it is a pill that will cure.

  2. Chase LeBlanc:

    Skill Pill - Any practice or substance that shortens the time required to master a skill or subject.

  3. Judie Brown, President, American Life Lobby:

    We are totally opposed to abortion under any circumstances. We are also opposed to abortifacient drugs and chemicals like the Pill and the IUD, and we are also opposed to all forms of birth control with the exception of natural family planning.

  4. Lisa Dabney:

    If you use the birth control pills perfectly and you truly only miss one pill, it would be very difficult to get pregnant, but the problem is that a lot of times it’s not just one pill that you’ve missed and compliance is really hard. It’s very difficult to remember to take a pill every day.

  5. Michelle Haynie:

    The hope is that the pill will stop the tumors, and in the spring she can join a trial and treat the cancer, last week, we were thinking hospice. Only a few weeks left. Then, with this chemo pill, we weren’t given a time frame. We’re hopeful to beat it again and go into remission and spend the rest of our lives together.

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