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  Dictionary Definition of pills

pill [1]
noun
1. a small globular or rounded mass of medicinal substance, to be swallowed whole; tablet.
2. something unpleasant that has to be accepted or endured: a bitter pill to swallow.
3. Colloquial a disagreeable, insipid person.
4. Sports Colloquial a ball, especially in football, tennis, etc.
5. ( plural ) Colloquial billiards, football, tennis, etc.
6. Textiles a small ball of fibre formed by friction.
-- verb (i)
7. (of woollen, and other fabrics, especially knitted) to form into small balls of fibres because of rubbing.
-- phrase
8. sugar the pill, to make bearable some unpleasant experience.
9. the pill, Colloquial oral contraceptive.
[late ME, probably from MD or MLG pille, from L pilula, diminutive of pila ball]