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. Ohad Cohen:

    We don't have any magic pill.

  2. Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown:

    It is a poison pill in reverse.

  3. Chief Thomas Jackson:

    It's a really hard pill to swallow.

  4. Cassie Flynn:

    It's like red pill, blue pill from 'The Matrix,'.

  5. Liam McKenzie:

    It’s 10 times stronger than any pill I ever took.

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