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bill meaning

[ bil ] Pronunciation:   "bill" in a sentence
  • Noun: bill  bil
    1. A statute in draft before it becomes law
      "they held a public hearing on the bill"
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    Verb: bill  bil
    1. Demand payment
      "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"
      - charge 
    2. Advertise especially by posters or placards
      "He was billed as the greatest tenor since Caruso" 
    3. Publicize or announce by placards
      - placard

    Derived forms: bills, billing, billed

    Type of: account, ad, advert, advertise, advertisement, advertising, advertize [US, non-standard], advertizement [US, non-standard], advertizing [US, non-standard], brim, calculate, financial statement, folding money, instrument, legal document, legal instrument, list, listing, mouth, official document, paper currency, paper money, post, program, programme [Brit, Cdn], promote, push, saw, sign, statement

    Part of: baseball cap, bird, golf cap, jockey cap, kepi, peaked cap, service cap, yachting cap

    Encyclopedia: Bill, Terrance and Fosse Bill, Bulk and the Body Buddies Bill Bill, Wyoming Bill, the Ventriloquial Rooster Bill, the Galactic Hero Bill, candy store owner


  • [American slang]
    n. paper money; a bill. (California.)
    • Do you have any billies on you?
    • Nope, no billies on me.


  • [Business]
    noun, verb

    noun [C]

    BANK BILL, COMMERCIAL BILL, DUE BILL, PERIOD BILL, SIGHT BILL, T-BILL, TERM BILL, TRADE BILL, TREASURY BILL, USANCE BILL, WAGE BILL, WAGES BILL

    1

    a piece of paper that shows how much you owe sb for goods and services; the amount of money that you owe:

    The company could now face higher fuel bills.

    I've just got a huge tax bill. See note at INVOICE

    a big/high/huge/large bill

    ◆ a monthly/quarterly/weekly bill

    outstanding/unpaid bills

    ◆ to face/get/receive/send (out) a bill

    ◆ to pay/settle a bill

    2 (especially BrE) (AmE usually check)

    a piece of paper that shows how much you have to pay for food and drinks that you have had in a restaurant; the amount that you must pay:

    Can I have the bill, please?

    Our hosts insisted on picking up the bill (= paying) for the meal. See note at INVOICE

    a big/huge/large bill

    ◆ to ask for/have/pay/settle the bill

    3 (especially AmE) = NOTE (1):

    a ten-dollar bill

    4 (Finance ; Trade ) (BrE) = BILL OF EXCHANGE

    CLEAN adj., FOOT verb

    verb [+ obj]

    1

    to send sb a bill for sth:

    You will be billed monthly for the service.

    INVOICE verb

    2

    to advertise or describe sb/sth in a particular way:

    It is billed as the world's smallest video camera.


  • [Defence]
    A ship’s publication listing operational or administrative procedures.
    (JP 3-04.1)

  • [Design engineering]
    One blade of a pair of scissors.
  • (the) bill:    [British slang]Nou ...
  • bill as:    bill sb/sth as sth ...
  • t-bill:    Noun: T-billA shor ...

Examples

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  1. the mp moved an amendment to the bill.
  2. i asked your father to put his name to a bill.
  3. his bill should have been forty-five dollars.
  4. i paid my bill and have several pounds over ..
  5. the bill was read without a division.

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