Definition of Pill

1. Noun. Something that resembles a tablet of medicine in shape or size.

Generic synonyms: Thing
Specialized synonyms: Vitamin Pill

2. Noun. A dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet.
Exact synonyms: Lozenge, Tab, Tablet
Specialized synonyms: Bolus, Capsule, Dragee, Sleeping Capsule, Sleeping Draught, Sleeping Pill, Sleeping Tablet
Generic synonyms: Dosage, Dose

3. Noun. A unpleasant or tiresome person.

4. Noun. Something unpleasant or offensive that must be tolerated or endured. "His competitor's success was a bitter pill to take"
Generic synonyms: Burden, Encumbrance, Incumbrance, Load, Onus

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

Definition of Pill

1. n. The peel or skin.

2. v. i. To be peeled; to peel off in flakes.

3. v. t. To deprive of hair; to make bald.

4. v. t. & i. To rob; to plunder; to pillage; to peel. See Peel, to plunder.

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

Definition of Pill

1. Noun. A small portion of a drug or drugs to be taken orally, usually of roughly cylindrical shape, often coated to prolong dissolution or ease swallowing. ¹

2. Noun. (informal preceded by (term the)) ''The pill'': A combination of estrogen and progestin in pill form, which functions as a contraceptive. ¹

3. Noun. A comical or entertaining person. ¹

4. Noun. A contemptible, annoying, or unpleasant person. ¹

5. Noun. A small piece of any substance, for example a ball of fibres formed on the surface of a textile by rubbing. ¹

6. Noun. (archaic baseball slang) A baseball. ¹

7. Noun. (obsolete) A small inlet or creek of a tidal river, especially one with a landing stage or wharf. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive textiles) Of a woven fabric surface, to form small matted balls of fiber. ¹

9. Verb. To form into the shape of a pill. ¹

10. Verb. To medicate with pills. ¹

11. Verb. (obsolete) To peel; to remove the outer layer of hair, skin, or bark. ¹

12. Verb. (obsolete) To pillage; to despoil or impoverish. ¹

13. Noun. (context: now UK regional) An inlet on the coast; a small tidal pool or bay. ¹

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Definition of Pill

1. to dose with pills (small, rounded masses of medicine) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Pill

1. The peel or skin. "Some be covered over with crusts, or hard pills, as the locusts." Origin: Cf. Peel skin, or Pillion. 1. To deprive of hair; to make bald. 2. To peel; to make by removing the skin. "[Jacob] pilled white streaks . . . In the rods." (Gen. Xxx. 37) Origin: Cf. L. Pilare to deprive of hair, and E. Pill, n. (above). 1. A medicine in the form of a little ball, or small round mass, to be swallowed whole. 2. Figuratively, something offensive or nauseous which must be accepted or endured. Pill beetle, any terrestrial isopod of the genus Armadillo, having the habit of rolling itself into a ball when disturbed. Synonym: pill wood louse. Origin: F. Pilute, L. Pilula a pill, little ball, dim. Of L. Pila a ball. Cf. Piles. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pill

piliferous cyst
piling unmerchantable material
pill (current term)
pill-rolling tremor
pill bottle
pill bug
pill bugs
pill head
pill in the pocket
pill mill
pill mills
pill pusher
pill roller

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