Meaning of TABLET in English


/ ˈtæblət; NAmE / noun


( especially BrE ) a small round solid piece of medicine that you swallow

SYN pill :

vitamin tablets

Take two tablets with water before meals.


an amount of another substance in a small round solid piece :

water purification tablets


a flat piece of stone that has words written on it, especially one that has been fixed to a wall in memory of an important person or event

SYN plaque : ( figurative )

We can be very flexible—our entry requirements are not set in tablets of stone (= they can be changed) .


tablet of soap ( old-fashioned , formal ) a piece of soap


( NAmE ) a number of pieces of paper for writing or drawing on, that are fastened together at one edge

—see also graphics tablet



Middle English : from Old French tablete , from a diminutive of Latin tabula plank, tablet, list.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.