What does the word pill mean?

Usage examples for pill

  1. Many a physician of reputation owes his success in great part to the discriminating use of the placebo,- a bread pill designed to supplant the patient's fear with confidence. – Civics and Health by William H. Allen
  2. He then swallowed one himself, with the same result; whereupon his elder brother, with firm faith, and undismayed by what he saw before him, swallowed a third pill. – China and the Chinese by Herbert Allen Giles
  3. I prescribed a pill with the hydrarg. – An Essay on the Application of the Lunar Caustic in the Cure of Certain Wounds and Ulcers by John Higginbottom