What does Bill mean?

Definitions for Billbɪl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Bill.

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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bill

    bil, n. the beak of a bird, or anything like it, applied even to a sharp promontory, as Portland Bill: the point of the fluke of an anchor—hence Bill′-board, n., used to protect the planking from being injured by the bill when the anchor is weighed.—v.i. to join bills as doves: to caress fondly.—adj. Billed. [A.S. bile, most prob. the same word as the preceding.]

  2. Bill

    bil, n. an account of money: a draft of a proposed law: a written engagement to pay a sum of money at a fixed date: a placard or advertisement: any written statement of particulars: in the criminal law of England, the formal name of a written accusation of serious crime preferred before a grand-jury.—n. Bill′-book, a book used in commerce in which an entry is made of all bills accepted and received.—n.pl. Bill′-brok′ers, persons who, being skilled in the money-market, the state of mercantile and personal credit, and the rates of exchange, engage, either on their own account or that of their employers, in the purchase and sale of foreign and inland bills of exchange and promissory notes: the business of Bill′-discount′ers, or discount-brokers, again, consists in discounting or advancing the amount of bills of exchange and notes which have some time to run before they come due, on the faith of the credit of the parties to the bill.—n. Bill′-cham′ber, a department of the Court of Session in Scotland which deals with summary business—so called because formerly both summonses and diligence or execution were for the most part commenced by a writ called a bill; Bill′-stick′er, one who sticks or posts up bills or placards.—Bill of adventure, a writing by a merchant stating that goods shipped by him, and in his name, are the property of another, whose adventure or chance the transaction is—the shipping merchant, on the other hand, undertaking to account to the adventurer for the produce; Bill of complaint, the name given in the English Court of Chancery, prior to the Judicature Act of 1873, to the formal statement of the facts and prayer for relief submitted by a plaintiff to the court; Bill of costs, an account stating in detail the charges and disbursements of an attorney or solicitor in the conduct of his client's business; Bill of exceptions, a statement of objections, by way of appeal, against the decision of a judge who is trying a case with a jury in the Court of Session; Bill of exchange, a document purporting to be an instrument of pecuniary obligation for value received, and which is employed for the purpose of settling a debt in a manner convenient to the parties concerned; Bill of fare, in a hotel, the list of dishes or articles of food; Bill of health, an official certificate of the state of health on board ship before sailing; Bill of lading, a paper signed by the master of a ship, by which he makes himself responsible for the safe delivery of the goods specified therein; Bill of mortality, an official account of the births and deaths occurring in a certain district within a given time; Bill of sale, in English law, a formal deed assigning personal property, the usual mode of transferring ships, and valuable as mercantile securities over stock-in-trade, furniture, &c.; Bill of sight, an entry of imported goods of which the merchant does not know the quantity or the quality; Bill of store, a license from the customs authorities to reimport British goods formerly exported; Bill of victualling, a list of necessary stores shipped from the bonded warehouse, or for drawback on board vessels proceeding on oversea voyages. [Through Low L. billa, from L. bulla, anything round, a knob, a seal appended to a charter, hence a document bearing a seal, &c. See Bull, an edict.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. bill

    A ship

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bill in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bill in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Matt Zeller:

    This bill is awful.

  2. White House:

    It's not a perfect bill.

  3. Alma Hayes-Belmont:

    The new health bill scares me.

  4. Barack Obama:

    Well, my response is pass a bill.

  5. Arthur Schnabel:

    Applause is a receipt, not a bill.

Images & Illustrations of Bill

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Translations for Bill

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • حساب, منقار, فاتورةArabic
  • дзюбаBelarusian
  • фактура, афиш, човка, сметка, клюн, законопроект, програма, лапа, афиширам, разгласявам, секач, градинска ножица, алебарда, представям сметкаBulgarian
  • bec, facturaCatalan, Valencian
  • zobák, účet, směnkaCzech
  • næbDanish
  • Schnabel, Gesetzesentwurf, Landzunge, RechnungGerman
  • συναλλαγματική, διαφήμιση, τιμολόγιο, κατηγορητήριο, ράμφος, λογαριασμός, εγκλητήριο, νομοσχέδιο, αφίσα, εκδίδω τιμολόγιο, χαϊδολογιέμαι, εκδίδω λογαριασμό, αποστέλλω λογαριασμόGreek
  • beko, kalkuloEsperanto
  • cartel, proyecto de ley, nota, pico, declaración, letra, factura, proposición de ley, cuentaSpanish
  • vekseli, lasku, lakiehdotus, nokka, luettelo, julistus, juliste, kanne, kynsi, hilpari, vesuri, hakata, kuhertaa, laskuttaaFinnish
  • nevFaroese
  • promontoire, acte, facture, addition, greffe, tract, projet de loi, bec, note, serpe, hallebardier, piocher, serpette, hallebardeFrench
  • snaffelWestern Frisian
  • gobIrish
  • bileScottish Gaelic
  • מקור, תכניה, כרזהHebrew
  • चोंचHindi
  • csőr, váltóHungarian
  • կտուցArmenian
  • nef, frumvarp, nóta, goggur, reikningurIcelandic
  • becco, poster, conto, cambiale, nota, fatturaItalian
  • 嘴, 勘定, 請求書Japanese
  • ნისკარტიGeorgian
  • 계산서Korean
  • snapasLithuanian
  • likumprojektsLatvian
  • сметка, клун, нацрт-закон, меница, законски проектMacedonian
  • चोचMarathi
  • bek, snavel, rekenen, in rekening brengen, factureren, BillDutch
  • nebbNorwegian
  • rachunek, dziób, faktura, halabardaPolish
  • conta, bico, declaração, fatura, [[projeto]] [[de]] [[lei]]Portuguese
  • plisc, notă, afiș, factură, inventar, bilet de bancă, proiect de lege, notă de plată, plângere, placardă, act, cioc, poster, cosor, halebardier, halebardă, anunțaRomanian
  • билль, расписка, клюв, счёт, програмка, афиша, заявление, законопроект, вексель, алебардаRussian
  • kljun, кљунSerbo-Croatian
  • zobákSlovak
  • kljunSlovene
  • sqep, çukëAlbanian
  • växel, faktura, motion, program, affisch, intyg, näbb, förteckning, räkning, lista, nota, proposition, sedel, anslag, lagförslag, hillebardiär, hillebard, hacka, kyssas, affischera, faskinkniv, näbbas, debiteraSwedish
  • mswada, mwsadaSwahili
  • gagaTurkish
  • дзьобUkrainian
  • bödahoned, länalineg, honedVolapük
  • 法案Chinese

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