Associations to the word «Pill»


PILL, noun. A small, usually cylindrical object designed for easy swallowing, usually containing some sort of medication.
PILL, noun. ​ (informal) (uncountable) (definite) (i.e. used with "the") Contraceptive medication, usually in the form of a pill to be taken by a woman; an oral contraceptive pill.
PILL, noun. (slang) A comical or entertaining person.
PILL, noun. (slang) A contemptible, annoying, or unpleasant person.
PILL, noun. (informal) A small piece of any substance, for example a ball of fibres formed on the surface of a textile by rubbing.
PILL, noun. (archaic) (baseball slang) A baseball.
PILL, noun. (firearms) (informal) a bullet (projectile)
PILL, verb. (intransitive) (textiles) Of a woven fabric surface, to form small matted balls of fiber.
PILL, verb. To form into the shape of a pill.
PILL, verb. To medicate with pills.
PILL, verb. (obsolete) To peel; to remove the outer layer of hair, skin, or bark.
PILL, verb. To peel; to make by removing the skin.
PILL, verb. To be peeled; to peel off in flakes.
PILL, verb. (obsolete) To pillage; to despoil or impoverish.
PILL, noun. The peel or skin.
PILL, noun. (now UK regional) An inlet on the coast; a small tidal pool or bay.
PILL, proper noun. A village in England.
PILL, proper noun. A municipality in Tyrol, Austria.
PILL BUG, noun. (US) Any of very many terrestrial crustaceans, of the family Armadillidiidae, including the woodlice, that can roll themselves up into a protective ball.
PILL BUGS, noun. Plural of pill bug
PILL HILL, noun. An elevated neighborhood where there is a hospital or a large concentration of doctors' homes or offices.
PILL IN THE POCKET, noun. (literally) A pill carried in a pocket of one's clothing such as pants or a coat.
PILL IN THE POCKET, noun. (idiomatic) (medicine) A medication, usually prescribed by a physician, which the patient is to carry with him or her, and which is to be used only under certain conditions.
PILL MILL, noun. (idiomatic) An clandestine operation where a medical worker spuriously offers prescription medications to patients in exchange for bribes and not necessarily for any actual need.
PILL MILLS, noun. Plural of pill mill
PILL REMINDER, noun. A container with separate labeled compartments for a weeks worth of pills.
PILL TO SWALLOW, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see pill,‎ swallow.
PILL TO SWALLOW, noun. Something to be accepted or tolerated.

Dictionary definition

PILL, noun. Something that resembles a tablet of medicine in shape or size.
PILL, noun. A dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet.
PILL, noun. A unpleasant or tiresome person.
PILL, noun. Something unpleasant or offensive that must be tolerated or endured; "his competitor's success was a bitter pill to take".
PILL, noun. A contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception.

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