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Bill meaning

bill - 25 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. advertise especially by posters or placards; " He was billed as the greatest tenor since Caruso"
  3. 3. demand payment; " Will I get charged for this service?"; " We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"
  4. 4. A beak, as of a bird, or sometimes of a turtle or other animal.
  5. 5. To join bills, as doves; to caress in fondness.
  6. 6. The bell, or boom, of the bittern
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. One who wields a bill; a billman.
  9. 9. A pickax, or mattock.
  10. 10. The extremity of the arm of an anchor; the point of or beyond the fluke.
  11. 11. To work upon ( as to dig, hoe, hack, or chop anything) with a bill.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. A form or draft of a law, presented to a legislature for enactment; a proposed or projected law.
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. Any paper, containing a statement of particulars; as, a bill of charges or expenditures; a weekly bill of mortality; a bill of fare, etc.
  18. 18. To advertise by a bill or public notice.
  19. 19. To charge or enter in a bill; as, to bill goods.
  20. 20. An act or a bill conferring upon a chief executive, as a governor or mayor, large powers of appointment and removal of heads of departments or other subordinate officials.
  21. 21. 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.
  22. 22. An act or a conferring upon a chief executive, as a governor or mayor, large powers of appointment and removal of heads of departments or other subordinate officials.
  23. 23. An account of money due; a note; draft of a law.
  24. 24. The beak of a bird; a hatchet or axe with a hooked point.
  25. 25. To caress fondly, as birds.

bill - examples of usage

  1. She took up her letter, paid her bill, and found herself once more in the street. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. The bill did not say this. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. The bill passed into a law without the general's name. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
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