|Origin:||pilula, from pila 'ball'|
a small solid piece of medicine that you swallow whole:
He has to take pills to control his blood pressure.
a bottle of vitamin pills
a pill taken regularly by some women in order to prevent them having babies
on the Pill
My doctor advised me to go on the pill (=start taking it regularly).
to do something to make an unpleasant job or situation less unpleasant for the person who has to accept it
4 American English informal
if someone, especially a child, is a pill, they are annoying:
Luke can be a real pill sometimes.