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pill 1

 (pĭl)
n.
1. A small pellet or tablet of medicine, often coated, taken by swallowing whole or by chewing.
2. Informal An oral contraceptive. Used with the.
3. Slang Something, such as a baseball, that resembles a pellet of medicine.
4. Something both distasteful and necessary.
5. Slang An insipid or ill-natured person.
v. pilled, pil·ling, pills
v.tr.
1. To dose with pills.
2. To make into pills.
3. Slang To blackball.
v.intr.
To form small balls resembling pills: a sweater that pills.

[Middle English pille, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German pille and Old French pile, all from Latin pilula, diminutive of pila, ball; see pellet.]

pill 2

 (pĭl)
v. pilled, pil·ling, pills
v.intr. Chiefly British
To come off, as in flakes or scales.
v.tr. Archaic
To subject to extortion.

[Middle English pillen, to plunder, peel, from Old English pilian; see peel1 and from Old French piller, to plunder; see pillage.]

pill

(pɪl)
n
1. (Pharmacology) a small spherical or ovoid mass of a medicinal substance, intended to be swallowed whole
2. (Medicine) the pill (sometimes capital) informal an oral contraceptive
3. something unpleasant that must be endured (esp in the phrase bitter pill to swallow)
4. slang a ball or disc
5. a small ball of matted fibres that forms on the surface of a fabric through rubbing
6. slang an unpleasant or boring person
vb
7. (tr) to give pills to
8. (tr) to make pills of
9. (intr)
a. to form into small balls
b. (of a fabric) to form small balls of fibre on its surface through rubbing
10. (tr) slang to blackball
[C15: from Middle Flemish pille, from Latin pilula a little ball, from pila ball]

pill

(pɪl)
vb
1. archaic or dialect to peel or skin (something)
2. archaic to pillage or plunder (a place)
3. obsolete to make or become bald
[Old English pilian, from Latin pilāre to strip]

pill

(pɪl)

n.
1. a small tablet or capsule of medicine, usu. designed to be swallowed whole or dissolved in the mouth.
2. something unpleasant that has to be accepted or endured.
3. Slang. a tiresomely disagreeable person.
4. Slang. a ball, esp. a baseball or golf ball.
5. the pill, (sometimes cap.) birth-control pill.
v.t.
6. to form or make into pills.
7. Slang. to blackball.
v.i.
8. to develop small, pill-like balls of fuzz on the surface, as a wool sweater.
[1375–1425; late Middle English pille < Middle Low German, Middle Dutch pille « Latin pilula, diminutive of pila ball; see -ule]

pill


Past participle: pilled
Gerund: pilling

Imperative
pill
pill
Present
I pill
you pill
he/she/it pills
we pill
you pill
they pill
Preterite
I pilled
you pilled
he/she/it pilled
we pilled
you pilled
they pilled
Present Continuous
I am pilling
you are pilling
he/she/it is pilling
we are pilling
you are pilling
they are pilling
Present Perfect
I have pilled
you have pilled
he/she/it has pilled
we have pilled
you have pilled
they have pilled
Past Continuous
I was pilling
you were pilling
he/she/it was pilling
we were pilling
you were pilling
they were pilling
Past Perfect
I had pilled
you had pilled
he/she/it had pilled
we had pilled
you had pilled
they had pilled
Future
I will pill
you will pill
he/she/it will pill
we will pill
you will pill
they will pill
Future Perfect
I will have pilled
you will have pilled
he/she/it will have pilled
we will have pilled
you will have pilled
they will have pilled
Future Continuous
I will be pilling
you will be pilling
he/she/it will be pilling
we will be pilling
you will be pilling
they will be pilling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pilling
you have been pilling
he/she/it has been pilling
we have been pilling
you have been pilling
they have been pilling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pilling
you will have been pilling
he/she/it will have been pilling
we will have been pilling
you will have been pilling
they will have been pilling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pilling
you had been pilling
he/she/it had been pilling
we had been pilling
you had been pilling
they had been pilling
Conditional
I would pill
you would pill
he/she/it would pill
we would pill
you would pill
they would pill
Past Conditional
I would have pilled
you would have pilled
he/she/it would have pilled
we would have pilled
you would have pilled
they would have pilled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pill - something that resembles a tablet of medicine in shape or sizepill - something that resembles a tablet of medicine in shape or size
thing - an artifact; "how does this thing work?"
vitamin pill - a pill containing one or more vitamins; taken as a dietary supplement
2.pill - a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet
bolus - a large pill; used especially in veterinary medicine
capsule - a pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside
dose, dosage - a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time
dragee - pill that is a sugar-coated medicated candy
sleeping capsule, sleeping draught, sleeping pill, sleeping tablet - a soporific drug in the form of a pill (or tablet or capsule)
3.pill - a unpleasant or tiresome person
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
4.pill - something unpleasant or offensive that must be tolerated or endured; "his competitor's success was a bitter pill to take"
burden, encumbrance, onus, incumbrance, load - an onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind"
5.pill - a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conceptionpill - a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception
Demulen - trade name for an oral contraceptive
Enovid - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing mestranol and norethynodrel
Loestrin - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norethindrone
Lo/Ovral - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norgestrel
Micronor - trade name for and oral contraceptive containing the progestin compound norethindrone
Modicon - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norethindrone
Norinyl - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing norethindrone and mestranol
Norlestrin - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norethindrone
Nor-Q-D - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing norethindrone
Ovocon - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norethindrone
Ovral - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norgestrel
Ovrette - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing norgestrel
Ovulen - trade name for an oral contraceptive containing mestranol and a progestin compound
Lipo-Lutin, progesterone - a steroid hormone (trade name Lipo-Lutin) produced in the ovary; prepares and maintains the uterus for pregnancy

pill

noun tablet, capsule, pellet, bolus, pilule a sleeping pill
a bitter pill (to swallow) trial, pain (informal), bore, drag (informal), pest, nuisance, pain in the neck (informal) You're too old to be given a job. That's a bitter pill to swallow.

pill

noun
Slang. An unpleasant, tiresome person:
Slang: drip, dweeb, jerk, nerd, poop.
Translations
حَبَّةُ دَوَاءقُرْص، حَبَّة دَواء
pilulkatableta
pilletablet
pilleritabletti
pilulatableta
pirula
pilla
丸薬錠剤
알약정제
piliulė
tabletezāļu dražeja
pilulka
tableta
pillertablett
ยายาเม็ดแบน
viên thuốc

pill

[pɪl]
A. N
1. (Med, fig) → píldora f, pastilla f
to take a pilltomar una píldora
to sugar or sweeten the pilldorar la píldora
see also bitter A1
see also pop C2
2. (= contraceptive) the pillla píldora (anticonceptiva)
to be on/take the pilltomar la píldora (anticonceptiva)
to go on/come off the pillempezar a/dejar de tomar la píldora
birth control or contraceptive pillpíldora f anticonceptiva
B. CPD pill bottle Nfrasco m de pastillas

pill

[ˈpɪl] n
(= tablet) → pilule f
it's a bitter pill to swallow (fig)la pilule est dure à avaler
You're too old to be given a job. That's a bitter pill to swallow → Tu es trop vieux pour qu'on te donne un travail: la pilule est dure à avaler.
to sweeten the pill → faire passer la pilule
to sugar the pill → faire passer la pilule pill bottle
(= contraceptive) the pill → la pilule
to be on the pill → prendre la pilule

pill

n
Tablette f; the pilldie Pille; to be/go on the pilldie Pille nehmen ? bitter ADJ a
(sl, = ball) → Pille f (sl)

pill

[pɪl] npillola
to be on the pill (contraceptive) → prendere la pillola
to sweeten or sugar the pill (fig) → indorare la pillola

pill

(pil) noun
a small ball or tablet of medicine, to be swallowed. She took a pill; sleeping-pills.

pill

حَبَّةُ دَوَاء pilulka, tableta pille, tablet Pille, Tablette δισκίο, χάπι comprimido, pastilla pilleri, tabletti cachet, pilule pilula, tableta compressa 丸薬, 錠剤 알약, 정제 pil, tablet pille, tablett pigułka, tabletka comprimido пилюля, таблетка piller, tablett ยา, ยาเม็ดแบน hap viên thuốc 药丸, 药片

pill

n. pastilla, píldora;
birth control ___la píldora, píldora de control del embarazo;
pain ___calmante, sedativo, ___ para el dolor;
sleeping ___sedativo, ___ para dormir.

pill

n pastilla, píldora; birth control — píldora anticonceptiva; morning after — píldora del día después; pain — analgésico (form), calmante m, pastilla para el dolor; — cutter cortador m de pastillas, cortapastillas m (esp. Mex), aparato para cortar pastillas; — organizer organizador m de pastillas, caja dividida en secciones para organizar pastillas de acuerdo con el día y la hora de tomarlas; sleeping — somnífero (form), pastilla para dormir; the — (fam, oral contraceptive) la píldora anticonceptiva, la píldora (fam); water — (fam) diurético, pastilla para eliminar el agua
References in classic literature ?
It is a mighty sour pill for us all, my friend - even the modestest of us, let alone the other kind, that think they are going to be received like a long-lost government bond, and hug Abraham into the bargain.
Emboldened by the absence of any public scandal in connection with Noel Vanstone's marriage, or with the event of his death as announced in the newspaper obituary, the captain, roaming the eastern circuit, had ventured back to Aldborough a fortnight since, to establish an agency there for the sale of his wonderful Pill.
Unprepared as he was for the large pill he had to swallow, he got it down.
At last he came out; and then I saw my own Dora hang up the bird-cage, and peep into the balcony to look for me, and run in again when she saw I was there, while Jip remained behind, to bark injuriously at an immense butcher's dog in the street, who could have taken him like a pill.
He turned it about in his mouth much longer than usual, pondering over it a good deal, and after all gulped it down like a pill.
It is only a bread pill, you had much better take it; drink a little milk, my dear Duchess
All the men, even Jonathan, seemed relieved, but it did not seem to me good that they should brave danger and, perhaps lessen their safety, strength being the best safety, through care of me, but their minds were made up, and though it was a bitter pill for me to swallow, I could say nothing, save to accept their chivalrous care of me.
It will be a bitter pill to her; that is, like other bitter pills, it will have two moments' ill flavour, and then be swallowed and forgotten; for I am not such a coxcomb as to suppose her feelings more lasting than other women's, though I was the object of them.
Give him the water of the other three, and the other half of this white pill when he wakes.
That's all, only keep a still tongue in yer 'ead, or they'll put a pill between yer ribs, an' mark my word for it, sir," and the old fellow went on with his polishing, which carried him away from where the Claytons were standing.
The British public likes a pellet of reason in its jam of eloquence--a pill of reason in its pudding of sentiment," he said, sharpening the phrase to a satisfactory degree of literary precision.
It will take all his gold to gild a pill like him, that's what," said Mrs.