Definitions for PILLpɪl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a small tablet or capsule of medicine, usu. designed to be swallowed whole or dissolved in the mouth.
something unpleasant that has to be accepted or endured.
Slang. a tiresomely disagreeable person.
Category: Status (usage)
Slang. a ball, esp. a baseball or golf ball.
the pill, (sometimes cap.)
Ref: birth-control pill.
(v.t.)to form or make into pills.
Slang. to blackball.
Category: Status (usage)
(v.i.)to develop small, pill-like balls of fuzz on the surface, as a wool sweater.
Origin of pill:
1375–1425; late ME pille < MLG, MD pille蠐 L pilula, dim. of pila ball; see -ule
something that resembles a tablet of medicine in shape or size
pill, lozenge, tablet, tab(noun)
a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet
a unpleasant or tiresome person
something unpleasant or offensive that must be tolerated or endured
"his competitor's success was a bitter pill to take"
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
a piece of solid medicine to be swallowed
vitamin pills; Take two pills every morning.
the peel or skin
to be peeled; to peel off in flakes
to deprive of hair; to make bald
to peel; to make by removing the skin
to rob; to plunder; to pillage; to peel. See Peel, to plunder
a medicine in the form of a little ball, or small round mass, to be swallowed whole
figuratively, something offensive or nauseous which must be accepted or endured
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
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.
- قُرْص، حَبَّة دَواءArabic
- pílulaPortuguese (BR)
- die PilleGerman
- pille; -pille; tablet; -tabletDanish
- píldora, pastillaSpanish
- tablete; zāļu dražejaLatvian
- ددارو ګولى، ګولى، مرد كى پنډوسكى، دانه (لكه دغنمPashto
- пилюля, таблеткаRussian
- 藥丸Chinese (Trad.)
- دوا کي گوليUrdu
- viên thuốcVietnamese
- 药丸Chinese (Simp.)
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