Meaning of pill

pill

Pronunciation: (pil), [key]
— n.
  1. a small globular or rounded mass of medicinal substance, usually covered with a hard coating, that is to be swallowed whole.
  2. something unpleasant that has to be accepted or endured: Ingratitude is a bitter pill.
  3. a tiresomely disagreeable person.
  4. a ball, esp. a baseball or golf ball.
  5. See
  6. billiards.
—v.t.
  1. to dose with pills.
  2. to form or make into pills.
  3. to blackball.
—v.i.
  1. to form into small, pill-like balls, as the fuzz on a wool sweater.

pill

Pronunciation: (pil), [key]
— v.t., v.i.
  1. to peel.
  2. to become or cause to become bald.

pill

Pronunciation: (pil), [key]
— v.t. Archaic.
  1. to rob, plunder, or pillage.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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