Definition of Bill

1. Noun. A statute in draft before it becomes law. "They held a public hearing on the bill"

Exact synonyms: Measure
Terms within: Rider
Generic synonyms: Instrument, Legal Document, Legal Instrument, Official Document
Specialized synonyms: Appropriation Bill, Bill Of Attainder, Bottle Bill, Farm Bill, Trade Bill
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

2. Verb. Demand payment. "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"
Exact synonyms: Charge
Generic synonyms: Account, Calculate
Specialized synonyms: Impose, Levy, Tithe, Assess, Undercharge, Surcharge, Invoice
Related verbs: Charge
Derivative terms: Charge, Charge

3. Noun. An itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered. "Send me an account of what I owe"

4. Verb. Advertise especially by posters or placards. "He was billed as the greatest tenor since Caruso"
Generic synonyms: Advertise, Advertize, Promote, Push

5. Noun. A piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank). "He peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes"

6. Verb. Publicize or announce by placards.
Exact synonyms: Placard
Generic synonyms: Post
Derivative terms: Placard

7. Noun. The entertainment offered at a public presentation.
Generic synonyms: Program, Programme

8. Noun. An advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution. "He mailed the circular to all subscribers"

9. Noun. A sign posted in a public place as an advertisement. "A poster advertised the coming attractions"
Exact synonyms: Card, Notice, Placard, Poster, Posting
Generic synonyms: Sign
Specialized synonyms: Show Bill, Show Card, Theatrical Poster, Flash Card, Flashcard
Derivative terms: Placard, Placard, Post, Post, Post, Post, Post

10. Noun. A list of particulars (as a playbill or bill of fare).
Generic synonyms: List, Listing
Specialized synonyms: Bill Of Entry, Bill Of Goods, Bill Of Fare, Card, Carte, Carte Du Jour, Menu, Playbill

11. Noun. A long-handled saw with a curved blade. "He used a bill to prune branches off of the tree"
Exact synonyms: Billhook
Generic synonyms: Saw

12. Noun. A brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes. "He pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead"
Exact synonyms: Eyeshade, Peak, Visor, Vizor
Group relationships: Baseball Cap, Golf Cap, Jockey Cap, Kepi, Peaked Cap, Service Cap, Yachting Cap
Generic synonyms: Brim

13. Noun. Horny projecting mouth of a bird.
Exact synonyms: Beak, Neb, Nib, Pecker
Group relationships: Bird
Specialized synonyms: Cere
Generic synonyms: Mouth
Derivative terms: Beak, Peck, Peck

Definition of Bill

1. n. A beak, as of a bird, or sometimes of a turtle or other animal.

2. v. i. To strike; to peck.

3. n. The bell, or boom, of the bittern

4. n. 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.

5. v. t. To work upon ( as to dig, hoe, hack, or chop anything) with a bill.

6. n. 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.

7. v. t. To advertise by a bill or public notice.

Definition of Bill

1. Proper noun. A diminutive of the male given name ''William''. ¹

2. Proper noun. (British slang) A nickname for the British constabulary. Often called "The Bill" or "Old Bill" ¹

3. Proper noun. (US slang) One Hundred Dollars. ¹

4. Noun. Any of various bladed or pointed hand weapons, originally designating an Anglo-Saxon sword, and later a weapon of infantry, especially 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. ¹

5. Noun. A cutting instrument, with hook-shaped point, and fitted with a handle, used in pruning, etc.; a billhook. ¹

6. Noun. Somebody armed with a bill; a bill-man. ¹

7. Noun. (nautical) The extremity of the arm of an anchor; the point of or beyond the fluke. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To dig, chop, etc., with a bill. ¹

9. Noun. The beak of a bird, especially when small or flattish; sometimes also used with reference to a turtle, platypus, or other animal. ¹

10. Noun. A beak-like projection, especially a promontory. ¹

11. Verb. (obsolete) To peck. ¹

12. Verb. To stroke bill against bill, with reference to doves; to caress in fondness. ¹

13. Noun. A written list or inventory. (''Now obsolete except in specific senses or set phrases; bill of lading, bill of goods, etc.'') ¹

14. Noun. A document, originally sealed; a formal statement or official memorandum. (''Now obsolete except with certain qualifying words; bill of health, bill of sale etc.'') ¹

15. Noun. A draft of a law, presented to a legislature for enactment; a proposed or projected law. ¹

16. Noun. (obsolete legal) 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. ¹

17. Noun. (American English) A piece of paper money; a banknote. ¹

18. Noun. A written note of goods sold, services rendered, or work done, with the price or charge; an invoice. ¹

19. 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. ¹

20. 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. A bill of exchange. In the United States, it is usually called a note, a note of hand, or a promissory note. ¹

21. Verb. (transitive) To advertise by a bill or public notice. ¹

22. Verb. (transitive) To charge; to send a bill to. ¹

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Definition of Bill

1. to present a statement of costs to [v -ED, -ING, -S] : BILLABLE [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bill

bill (current term)
bill-me order
bill hook
bill of Particulars
bill of attainder
bill of costs
bill of credit
bill of entry
bill of exchange
bill of fare
bill of goods
bill of health
bill of indictment

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