Definitions for Billbɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a statement of money owed for goods or services supplied.

  2. a piece of paper money worth a specified amount:

    a ten-dollar bill.

  3. a form or draft of a proposed statute presented to a legislature, but not yet enacted or passed and made law.

    Category: Government

  4. a written or printed public notice or advertisement.

  5. any written statement of particulars.

  6. a written statement, usu. of complaint, presented to a court.

    Category: Law

  7. Informal. a one-hundred-dollar bill or the sum of one hundred dollars.

    Category: Status (usage)

  8. Category: Showbiz

    Ref: playbill .

  9. entertainment scheduled for presentation; program:

    a good bill at the movies.

    Category: Showbiz

  10. (v.t.)to send a list of charges to.

  11. to enter (charges) in a bill.

    Category: Business

  12. to advertise (something) by bill or public notice.

  13. to schedule on a program:

    to bill the play for two weeks.

    Category: Showbiz

Idioms for bill:

  1. fill the bill, to fulfill a particular need.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of bill:

1300–50; ME bille < AF < AL billa, for LL bullabull2



  1. the parts of a bird's jaws that are covered with a horny or leathery sheath; beak.

    Category: Ornithology

  2. the visor of a cap.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. a beaklike headland.

  4. (v.i.)to join bills, as doves.

Idioms for bill:

  1. bill and coo, to kiss or fondle and whisper endearments.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of bill:

bef. 1000; ME bile, bille, OE bile beak, trunk; akin to bill3


  1. a medieval shafted weapon having at its head a hooklike cutting blade with a beak at the back.

    Category: Military

  2. Ref: Also called billhook.

  3. 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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bill, measure(noun)

    a statute in draft before it becomes law

    "they held a public hearing on the bill"

  2. 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"

  3. 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"

  4. bill(noun)

    the entertainment offered at a public presentation

  5. 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"

  6. poster, posting, placard, notice, bill, card(noun)

    a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement

    "a poster advertised the coming attractions"

  7. bill(noun)

    a list of particulars (as a playbill or bill of fare)

  8. bill, billhook(noun)

    a long-handled saw with a curved blade

    "he used a bill to prune branches off of the tree"

  9. 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"

  10. beak, bill, neb, nib, pecker(verb)

    horny projecting mouth of a bird

  11. charge, bill(verb)

    demand payment

    "Will I get charged for this service?"; "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"

  12. bill(verb)

    advertise especially by posters or placards

    "He was billed as the greatest tenor since Caruso"

  13. placard, bill(verb)

    publicize or announce by placards

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bill(noun)ɪl

    a written statement of money owed

    to pay the electricity bill

  2. billɪl

    a piece of paper money

    a ten dollar bill

  3. billɪl

    a proposal for a law in Congress, Parliament, etc.

    to vote on the energy bill; to pass the bill into law

  4. billɪl

    a check in a restaurant

    Can I have the bill, please?

  5. billɪl

    a bird's beak

    a duck's bill

  6. bill(verb)ɪl

    to send a written statement asking for money owed

    They billed me for two subscriptions.


  1. Bill(ProperNoun)

    A diminutive of the male given name William.

  2. Bill(ProperNoun)

    A nickname for the British constabulary. Often called "The Bill" or "Old Bill"

  3. Bill(ProperNoun)

    One Hundred Dollars.

  4. Origin: bille, from bulle, from bulla. Compare bull.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bill(noun)

    a beak, as of a bird, or sometimes of a turtle or other animal

  2. Bill(verb)

    to strike; to peck

  3. Bill(verb)

    to join bills, as doves; to caress in fondness

  4. Bill(noun)

    the bell, or boom, of the bittern

  5. Bill(noun)

    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

  6. Bill(noun)

    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

  7. Bill(noun)

    one who wields a bill; a billman

  8. Bill(noun)

    a pickax, or mattock

  9. Bill(noun)

    the extremity of the arm of an anchor; the point of or beyond the fluke

  10. Bill(verb)

    to work upon ( as to dig, hoe, hack, or chop anything) with a bill

  11. Bill(noun)

    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

  12. Bill(noun)

    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

  13. Bill(noun)

    a form or draft of a law, presented to a legislature for enactment; a proposed or projected law

  14. Bill(noun)

    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

  15. Bill(noun)

    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

  16. Bill(noun)

    any paper, containing a statement of particulars; as, a bill of charges or expenditures; a weekly bill of mortality; a bill of fare, etc

  17. Bill(verb)

    to advertise by a bill or public notice

  18. Bill(verb)

    to charge or enter in a bill; as, to bill goods


  1. Bill

    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

  1. bill

    A ship

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Bill' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1157

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Bill' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1095

  3. Nouns Frequency

    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.

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