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Billet meaning

billet - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. a job in an organization; " he occupied a post in the treasury"
  2. 2. lodging for military personnel ( especially in a private home)
  3. 3. provide housing for ( military personnel)
  4. 4. A small paper; a note; a short letter.
  5. 5. A ticket from a public officer directing soldiers at what house to lodge; as, a billet of residence.
  6. 6. To direct, by a ticket or note, where to lodge. Hence: To quarter, or place in lodgings, as soldiers in private houses.
  7. 7. A small stick of wood, as for firewood.
  8. 8. A short bar of metal, as of gold or iron.
  9. 9. An ornament in Norman work, resembling a billet of wood either square or round.
  10. 10. A strap which enters a buckle.
  11. 11. A loop which receives the end of a buckled strap.
  12. 12. A bearing in the form of an oblong rectangle.
  13. 13. Quarters or place to which one is assigned, as by a billet or ticket; berth; position. Also used fig.
  14. 14. A small note; small log of wood.
  15. 15. To assign soldiers to quarters.

billet - examples of usage

  1. So, on the day of the funeral of Aunt Morin, the whole of the billet sent in a wreath to the house, and the whole of the billet attended the service in the little church, and they marched back and drew up by the front door- a guard of honour extending a little distance down the road. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  2. Doggie, clean, refreshed, comfortably drowsy, having explored the village, returned to his billet, and looking at it from the opposite side of the way, for the first time realized its nature. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. And in course of time the brigade of artillery rolled away and new troops took their place; and Marmaduke Trevor, Esquire, of Denby Hall, was called upon to billet a couple of officers and twenty men. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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