Definitions for: Pill

[n] a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet
[n] something that resembles a pill in shape or size
[n] a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception

Webster (1913) Definition: Pill, n. [Cf. Peel skin, or Pillion.]
The peel or skin. [Obs.] ``Some be covered over with crusts,
or hard pills, as the locusts.'' --Holland.

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

Pill, v. t. [Cf. L. pilare to deprive of hair, and E.
pill, n. (above).]
1. To deprive of hair; to make bald. [Obs.]

2. To peel; to make by removing the skin.

[Jacob] pilled white streaks . . . in the rods.
--Gen. xxx.

Pill, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Pilled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Pilling.] [F. piller, L. pilare; cf. It. pigliare to take.
Cf. Peel to plunder.]
To rob; to plunder; to pillage; to peel. See Peel, to
plunder. [Obs.] --Spenser.

Pillers and robbers were come in to the field to pill
and to rob. --Sir T.

Pill, n. [F. pilute, L. pilula a pill, little ball, dim.
of L. pila a ball. Cf. Piles.]
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.

Synonyms: anovulant, anovulatory drug, birth control pill, contraceptive pill, lozenge, oral contraceptive, oral contraceptive pill, tablet

See Also: birth control device, bolus, capsule, contraceptive, contraceptive device, Demulen, dose, dragee, Enovid, Lipo-Lutin, Lo/Ovral, Loestrin, Micronor, Modicon, Norinyl, Norlestrin, Nor-Q-D, Ovocon, Ovral, Ovrette, Ovulen, preventative, preventive, progesterone, prophylactic device, sleeping capsule, sleeping draught, sleeping pill, sleeping tablet, thing, vitamin pill

Try our:
Scrabble Word Finder

Scrabble Cheat

Words With Friends Cheat

Hanging With Friends Cheat

Scramble With Friends Cheat

Ruzzle Cheat

Related Resources:
animlas that start with p
animals starting with s
q letter animals