What does billet mean?

Definitions for billetˈbɪl ɪt

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. note, short letter, line, billet(noun)

    a short personal letter

    "drop me a line when you get there"

  2. billet(noun)

    lodging for military personnel (especially in a private home)

  3. position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation(verb)

    a job in an organization

    "he occupied a post in the treasury"

  4. quarter, billet, canton(verb)

    provide housing for (military personnel)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Billet(noun)

    a small paper; a note; a short letter

  2. Billet(noun)

    a ticket from a public officer directing soldiers at what house to lodge; as, a billet of residence

  3. Billet(verb)

    to direct, by a ticket or note, where to lodge. Hence: To quarter, or place in lodgings, as soldiers in private houses

  4. Billet(noun)

    a small stick of wood, as for firewood

  5. Billet(noun)

    a short bar of metal, as of gold or iron

  6. Billet(noun)

    an ornament in Norman work, resembling a billet of wood either square or round

  7. Billet(noun)

    a strap which enters a buckle

  8. Billet(noun)

    a loop which receives the end of a buckled strap

  9. Billet(noun)

    a bearing in the form of an oblong rectangle


  1. Billet

    A billet is a term for living quarters to which a soldier is assigned to sleep. Historically, it referred to a private dwelling that was required to accept the soldier. Soldiers are generally billeted in barracks or garrisons when not on combat duty, although in some armies soldiers with families are permitted to maintain a home off-post. Used for a building, the term is more commonly used in British English; United States standard terms are quarters, barracks, "Single Housing" or "Family Housing".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Billet

    bil′et, n. a little note or paper: a ticket assigning quarters to soldiers.—v.t. to quarter or lodge, as soldiers. [Fr.; dim. of Bill.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. billet

    1. Shelter for troops. 2. To quarter troops. 3. A personnel position or assignment that may be filled by one person.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of billet in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of billet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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