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
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
Origin: [F. pilute, L. pilula a pill, little ball, dim. of L. pila a ball. Cf. Piles.]
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
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.]
pil, v.t. and v.i. to strip, peel: to deprive of hair.—n. (Spens.) skin. [Peel.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'PILL' in Nouns Frequency: #2742
The numerical value of PILL in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of PILL in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Privatization is a bitter pill but it is a pill that will cure.
Skill Pill - Any practice or substance that shortens the time required to master a skill or subject.
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.
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.
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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- حبة دواءArabic
- píndolaCatalan, Valencian
- tableta, pilulkaCzech
- tablet, pilleDanish
- Tablette, PilleGerman
- δισκίο, το χάπι, χάπιGreek
- píldora, pastilla, comprimido, píldora anticonceptiva, pastilla anticonceptiva, tabletaSpanish
- pilleri, hitunen, ottaa, pyörittää, nukata, tabletti, rahtuFinnish
- tablett, p-bolli, bolliFaroese
- boulocher, pilule, pilule contraceptiveFrench
- pasticca, pillola, compressa, pastigliaItalian
- ტაბლეტი, აბიGeorgian
- контрацептивна пилул, таблета, апче, пилулаMacedonian
- bebiikominagakOjibwe, Ojibwa
- tabletka, pigułkaPolish
- pílula, comprimidoPortuguese
- таблетка, пилюляRussian
- p-piller, piller, tablettSwedish
- hap, tabletTurkish
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