(Pil"low) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pillowed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pillowing.] To rest or lay upon, or as
upon, a pillow; to support; as, to pillow the head.
Pillows his chin upon an orient wave.Milton.
(Pil"low*case`) n. A removable case or covering for a pillow, usually of white linen or cotton
(Pil"lowed) a. Provided with a pillow or pillows; having the head resting on, or as on, a pillow.
Pillowedon buckler cold and hard.Sir W. Scott.
(Pil"low*y) a. Like a pillow. Keats.
(Pill"-wil`let) n. [So named from its note.] (Zoöl.) The willet.
(Pill"worm`) n. (Zoöl.) Any myriapod of the genus Iulus and allied genera which rolls up spirally; a
galleyworm. See Illust. under Myriapod.
(Pill"wort`) n. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Pilularia; minute aquatic cryptograms, with small
pill-shaped fruit; sometimes called peppergrass.
(Pi`lo*car"pine) n. [From NL. Pilocarpus pennatifolius jaborandi; L. pilus hair + Gr. karpo`s
fruit: cf. F. pilocarpine.] (Chem.) An alkaloid extracted from jaborandi (Pilocarpus pennatifolius) as a
white amorphous or crystalline substance which has a peculiar effect on the vasomotor system.
(Pi*lose") a. [L. pilosus, fr. pilus hair. See Pile.]
1. Hairy; full of, or made of, hair.
The heat-retaining property of the pilose covering.Owen.
2. (Zoöl.) Clothed thickly with pile or soft down.
3. (Bot.) Covered with long, slender hairs; resembling long hairs; hairy; as, pilose pubescence.
(Pi*los"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. pilosité.] The quality or state of being pilose; hairiness. Bacon.
(Pi"lot) n. [F. pilote, prob. from D. peillood plummet, sounding lead; peilen, pegelen, to sound,
measure (fr. D. & G. peil, pegel, a sort of measure, water mark) + lood lead, akin to E. lead. The
pilot, then, is the lead man, i. e., he who throws the lead. See Pail, and Lead a metal.]
1. (Naut.) One employed to steer a vessel; a helmsman; a steersman. Dryden.
2. Specifically, a person duly qualified, and licensed by authority, to conduct vessels into and out of a
port, or in certain waters, for a fixed rate of fees.
3. Figuratively: A guide; a director of another through a difficult or unknown course.
4. An instrument for detecting the compass error.
5. The cowcatcher of a locomotive. [U.S.]
Pilot balloon, a small balloon sent up in advance of a large one, to show the direction and force of
the wind. Pilot bird. (Zoöl.) (a) A bird found near the Caribbee Islands; so called because its
presence indicates to mariners their approach to these islands. Crabb. (b) The black- bellied plover.
[Local, U.S.] Pilot boat, a strong, fast-sailing boat used to carry and receive pilots as they board