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Pill

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun pill:

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Pill is sometimes a misspelling of pile.

The word pill is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun pill

What does pill mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • pill: pills
  • Pill: Pills

  1. something that resembles a tablet of medicine in shape or size
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: thing = an artifact
    • more specific term: vitamin pill = a pill containing one or more vitamins
  2. a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet
  3. a unpleasant or tiresome person
  4. something unpleasant or offensive that must be tolerated or endured
  5. a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception

Alternative definition of the noun pill

noun

  1. 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.
  2. 'the pill': A combination of estrogen and progestin in pill form, which functions as a contraceptive.
  3. A comical or entertaining person.
  4. A contemptible, annoying, or unpleasant person.
  5. A small piece of any substance, for example a ball of fibres formed on the surface of a textile by rubbing.
  6. [archaic, baseball, slang] A baseball.
  7. [obsolete] A small inlet or creek of a tidal river, especially one with a landing stage or wharf.
  8. [context: now UK regional] An inlet on the coast; a small tidal pool or bay.

Definition of the verb pill

What does pill mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: pilled | pilling | pills

  1. [intransitive, textiles] Of a woven fabric surface, to form small matted balls of fiber.
  2. To form into the shape of a pill.
  3. To medicate with pills.
  4. [obsolete] To peel; to remove the outer layer of hair, skin, or bark.
  5. [obsolete] To pillage; to despoil or impoverish.

Place

Pill is a village in North Somerset. It is situated on the southern bank of the Avon. Pill is adjacent to the village of Easton-in-Gordano. Opposite Pill is the Bristol suburb of Shirehampton.

Person

Who is Pill?

Pill: Tyrone Rivers, better known by his stage name Pill, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia.

Characters

  1. Pill is a fictional character from the 2011 film Wild Bill.
  2. Pill is a fictional character in the 2013 film Sexa Pills.

There are other characters with in their name, like Dr. Pill and Pill Pusher.

Music

  1. "Pill" is a musical album of Pound of Flesh.
  2. "Pill" is a musical album of Orange.

Miscellanea

  1. Pill: A pill, colloquially known as a bobble, is a small ball of fibres that forms on a piece of cloth. 'Pill' is also a verb for the formation of such balls.
  2. Pill is a battery shape format.

Phrases with Pill

Phrases starting with the word Pill:

  1. pill bug
  2. pill head
  3. pill bottle
  4. pill pusher
  5. pill roller
  6. Pill Beetles

Phrases ending with the word Pill:

  1. To Pill
  2. pep pill
  3. pain pill
  4. Chill Pill
  5. Happy Pill
  6. Power Pill
  7. Silly Pill
  8. Sugar Pill
  9. water pill
  10. On the Pill
  11. poison pill
  12. suicide pill
  13. vitamin pill
  14. abortion pill

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Pill

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Google previewWiley CIAexcel Exam Review 2017, Part 3 (2017)

Internal Audit Knowledge Elements by S. Rao Vallabhaneni

A poison pill is a takeover defense in which an acquiring firm issues new securities that give its current shareholders certain rights that become effective when a takeover is attempted; these rights make the target firm less desirable to a hostile ...

Google previewWiley CIAexcel Exam Review 2015, Part 3 (2015)

Internal Audit Knowledge Elements by S. Rao Vallabhaneni

A poison pill is a takeover defense in which an acquiring firm issues new securities that give its current shareholders certain rights that become effective when a takeover is attempted; these rights make the target firm less desirable to a hostile ...

Google previewWiley CIAexcel Exam Review 2016 (2015)

Part 3, Internal Audit Knowledge Elements by S. Rao Vallabhaneni

A poison pill is a takeover defense in which an acquiring firm issues new securities that give its current shareholders certain rights that become effective when a takeover is attempted; these rights make the target firm less desirable to a hostile ...

Google previewWiley CIA Exam Review 2013, Internal Audit Knowledge Elements (2013)

by S. Rao Vallabhaneni

A poison pill is a takeover defense in which an acquiring firm issues new securities that give its current shareholders certain rights that become effective when a takeover is attempted; these rights make the target firm less desirable to a hostile ...

Google previewLife, Part 7: The Biology of Animals (2004)

by William K. Purves, David Sadava, Gordon H. Orians, H. Craig Heller

The pill is the most effective method of contraception other than sterilization...

Google previewLife (2003)

The Science of Biology by William K. Purves, David E. Sadava, Gordon H. Orians, H. Craig Heller

The pill is the most effective method of contraception other than sterilization or perhaps...

Google previewiPhone Advanced Projects (2010)

by David Mark, Dylan Bruzenak, Joachim Bondo, Owen Goss, Peter Honeder, Ray Kiddy, Steve Finkelstein, Tom Harrington, Jonathan Saggau, Noel Llopis, Ben Smith, Joe Pezzillo, Florian Pflug, Roderick Smith

An offline state of the application, with new messages incrementing the Offline Queue count NOTE: The blue-like pill is a nifty user interface element you see available in many applications such as Apple's Mail.app and many third-party apps in ...

Google previewHearts of Sand (2013)

A Gregor Demarkian Novel by Jane Haddam

The morning-after pill iS an abortifacient. That means it essentially causes an abortion, although a very early abortion. This is a Catholic clinic. We will not provide abortions or abortifacients for any reason. If the state changes our classification ...

Google previewThe Migraine Solution (2012)

A Complete Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Pain Management by Paul Rizzoli, M.D., Elizabeth Loder, M.D., M.P.H., Liz Neporent

In the meantime, it is important to remember that while headaches are something women wish to avoid, unwanted pregnancy is also a serious problem, and the combination pill is the most effective form of birth control. These things must be ...

Google previewGendered Drugs and Medicine (2014)

Historical and Socio-Cultural Perspectives by Dr María Jesús Santesmases, Professor Teresa Ortiz-Gómez

The Pill is a special case with which to study Managing Medication and Producing Patients: imagining Women's ...

Google previewNourishing the Essence of Life (2004)

The Outer, Inner, and Secret Teachings of Taoism by Eva Wong

The pill is the product of the two vapors of k'an and li copulating within the spleen. Inside the cauldron is also water. This water is the primordial vapor. The primordial vapor will not rise if there is no fire. Fire is ignited from below, and this fire is ...

Google previewDavidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine (2013)

by Brian R. Walker, Nicki R Colledge

The oral contraceptive pill is a common precipitating factor. In a significant number, ...

Google previewAmerican Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History by Gina Misiroglu

The Pill first came on the market as a form of medical technology, but its cultural ramifications have been profound and enduring. The new freedom it offered women caused a shift in male-female relationships, raising new complexities.

Google previewPharmaceutical lexicon (1873)

PILL. A medicine in the ...

Google previewA Practical Dictionary of Domestic Medicine. With a popular description of anatomy, physiology, ... surgery, etc (1808)

by Richard Reece

A PILL is a form of medicine generall composed of Drugs which operate in small doses, and whose nauseous and offensive taste or smell require them to be concealed from the palate. A pill should be of the consistence of a firm paste, a round ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the 1960s (1999)

by James Stuart Olson

BIRTH CONTROL PILL throughout the country, and public officials of every persuasion condemned the carnage. Civil rights historians today look back upon the bombing as the seminal event in the movement. It gave the entire country a ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Women's Health (2009)

by Christine Ammer

oral contraceptive Also the Pill, birth control pill. A hormone preparation taken by mouth that interferes with ovulation, fertilization or the implantation of a fertilized egg ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Medical Science (1893)

Containing a Full Explanation of the Various Subjects and Terms of Anatomy, Physiology, ... by Robley Dunglison

A pill. Simple or compound medicine, weighing from one to rive grains, of a firm consistence and spherical form, intended to be swallowed at once without chewing. The pill differs from the bolus, the latter being softer and larger. Medicines are ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, The Endocrine System in Sports and Exercise (2008)

by William J. Kraemer, A. D. Rogol

pill. users. At. 90%. Vozmax,. plasma. B-endorphin. and corticotropin levels increased significantly in both groups. A threshold elevation of the intensity of exercise required to increase B-endorphin and corticotropin secretion by the use of oral ...

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Quotes about Pill

Vicodin, I got addicted to that little pill. The reason I don't talk about it too much in the press is because it isn't funny, and I love to be funny in interviews. If you joke about that period in your life, it doesn't seem right. (Matthew Perry)
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Scrabble value of P3I1L1L1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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