Definitions for Billbɪl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a statement of money owed for goods or services supplied.
a piece of paper money worth a specified amount:
a ten-dollar bill.
a form or draft of a proposed statute presented to a legislature, but not yet enacted or passed and made law.
a written or printed public notice or advertisement.
any written statement of particulars.
a written statement, usu. of complaint, presented to a court.
Informal. a one-hundred-dollar bill or the sum of one hundred dollars.
Category: Status (usage)
Ref: playbill .
entertainment scheduled for presentation; program:
a good bill at the movies.
(v.t.)to send a list of charges to.
to enter (charges) in a bill.
to advertise (something) by bill or public notice.
to schedule on a program:
to bill the play for two weeks.
Idioms for bill:
fill the bill, to fulfill a particular need.
Origin of bill:
1300–50; ME bille < AF < AL billa, for LL bullabull2
the parts of a bird's jaws that are covered with a horny or leathery sheath; beak.
the visor of a cap.
Category: Common Vocabulary
a beaklike headland.
(v.i.)to join bills, as doves.
Idioms for bill:
bill and coo, to kiss or fondle and whisper endearments.
Origin of bill:
bef. 1000; ME bile, bille, OE bile beak, trunk; akin to bill3
a medieval shafted weapon having at its head a hooklike cutting blade with a beak at the back.
Ref: Also called billhook.
the extremity of a fluke of an anchor.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Origin of bill:
bef. 1000; ME bil, OE bill sword, c. OHG bill pickax
a statute in draft before it becomes law
"they held a public hearing on the bill"
bill, account, invoice(noun)
an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
"he paid his bill and left"; "send me an account of what I owe"
bill, note, government note, bank bill, banker's bill, bank note, banknote, Federal Reserve note, greenback(noun)
a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)
"he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes"
the entertainment offered at a public presentation
circular, handbill, bill, broadside, broadsheet, flier, flyer, throwaway(noun)
an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
"he mailed the circular to all subscribers"
poster, posting, placard, notice, bill, card(noun)
a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement
"a poster advertised the coming attractions"
a list of particulars (as a playbill or bill of fare)
a long-handled saw with a curved blade
"he used a bill to prune branches off of the tree"
bill, peak, eyeshade, visor, vizor(noun)
a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes
"he pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead"
beak, bill, neb, nib, pecker(verb)
horny projecting mouth of a bird
"Will I get charged for this service?"; "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"
advertise especially by posters or placards
"He was billed as the greatest tenor since Caruso"
publicize or announce by placards
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a written statement of money owed
to pay the electricity bill
a piece of paper money
a ten dollar bill
a proposal for a law in Congress, Parliament, etc.
to vote on the energy bill; to pass the bill into law
a check in a restaurant
Can I have the bill, please?
a bird's beak
a duck's bill
to send a written statement asking for money owed
They billed me for two subscriptions.
A diminutive of the male given name William.
A nickname for the British constabulary. Often called "The Bill" or "Old Bill"
One Hundred Dollars.
Origin: bille, from bulle, from bulla. Compare bull.
a beak, as of a bird, or sometimes of a turtle or other animal
to strike; to peck
to join bills, as doves; to caress in fondness
the bell, or boom, of the bittern
a cutting instrument, with hook-shaped point, and fitted with a handle; -- used in pruning, etc.; a billhook. When short, called a hand bill, when long, a hedge bill
a weapon of infantry, in the 14th and 15th centuries. A common form of bill consisted of a broad, heavy, double-edged, hook-shaped blade, having a short pike at the back and another at the top, and attached to the end of a long staff
one who wields a bill; a billman
a pickax, or mattock
the extremity of the arm of an anchor; the point of or beyond the fluke
to work upon ( as to dig, hoe, hack, or chop anything) with a bill
a declaration made in writing, stating some wrong the complainant has suffered from the defendant, or a fault committed by some person against a law
a writing binding the signer or signers to pay a certain sum at a future day or on demand, with or without interest, as may be stated in the document
a form or draft of a law, presented to a legislature for enactment; a proposed or projected law
a paper, written or printed, and posted up or given away, to advertise something, as a lecture, a play, or the sale of goods; a placard; a poster; a handbill
an account of goods sold, services rendered, or work done, with the price or charge; a statement of a creditor's claim, in gross or by items; as, a grocer's bill
any paper, containing a statement of particulars; as, a bill of charges or expenditures; a weekly bill of mortality; a bill of fare, etc
to advertise by a bill or public notice
to charge or enter in a bill; as, to bill goods
A bill is a proposed law under consideration by a legislature. A bill does not become law until it is passed by the legislature and, in most cases, approved by the executive. Once a bill has been enacted into law, it is called an act or a statute.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
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Rank popularity for the word 'Bill' in Nouns Frequency: #367
Translations for Bill
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an account of money owed for goods etc
an electricity bill.
- كَشْف، حِساب، فاتورَهArabic
- contaPortuguese (BR)
- die RechnungGerman
- factura, cuentaSpanish
- conto, fatturaItalian
- fatura, hesap pusulasıTurkish
- 帳單Chinese (Trad.)
- بِل ، فردِ حسابUrdu
- hoá đơnVietnamese
- 帐单Chinese (Simp.)
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