pill /ˈpɪl/ 名詞
Pill n. The peel or skin. [Obs.] “Some be covered over with crusts, or hard pills, as the locusts.”
Pill, v. i. To be peeled; to peel off in flakes.
Pill, v. t.
1. To deprive of hair; to make bald. [Obs.]
2. To peel; to make by removing the skin.
[Jacob] pilled white streaks . . . in the rods. --Gen. xxx. 37.
Pill v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Pilled p. pr. & vb. n. Pilling.] To rob; to plunder; to pillage; to peel. See Peel, to plunder. [Obs.]
Pillers and robbers were come in to the field to pill and to rob. --Sir T. Malroy.
1. A medicine in the form of a little ball, or small round mass, to be swallowed whole.
2. Figuratively, something offensive or nauseous which must be accepted or endured.
Pill beetle Zool., any small beetle of the genus Byrrhus, having a rounded body, with the head concealed beneath the thorax.
Pill bug Zool., any terrestrial isopod of the genus Armadillo, having the habit of rolling itself into a ball when disturbed. Called also pill wood louse.
n 1: something that resembles a pill in shape or size
2: a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet [syn: lozenge,
3: a unpleasant or tiresome person
4: something unpleasant or offensive that must be tolerated or
endured; "his competitor's success was a bitter pill to
5: a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen
and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent
conception [syn: birth control pill, contraceptive pill,
oral contraceptive pill, oral contraceptive, anovulatory