Definition of Bill
1. Noun. A statute in draft before it becomes law. "They held a public hearing on the bill"
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"
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"
Generic synonyms: Financial Statement, Statement
Specialized synonyms: Electric Bill, Hotel Bill, Doctor's Bill, Medical Bill, Phone Bill, Telephone Bill, Reckoning, Tally, Tax Bill, Check, Chit, Tab
Derivative terms: Account, Invoice
4. Verb. Advertise especially by posters or placards. "He was billed as the greatest tenor since Caruso"
5. Noun. A piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank). "He peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes"
Generic synonyms: Folding Money, Paper Currency, Paper Money
Specialized synonyms: Silver Certificate, C-note, Hundred Dollar Bill, Fifty, Fifty Dollar Bill, Twenty, Twenty Dollar Bill, Ten Dollar Bill, Tenner, Five Dollar Bill, Five-spot, Fiver, Two Dollar Bill, Buck, Clam, Dollar, Dollar Bill, One Dollar Bill
6. Verb. Publicize or announce by placards.
7. Noun. The entertainment offered at a public presentation.
8. Noun. An advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution. "He mailed the circular to all subscribers"
Generic synonyms: Ad, Advert, Advertisement, Advertising, Advertizement, Advertizing
Specialized synonyms: Stuffer
Derivative terms: Circularise, Circularise, Circularise, Circularize, Circularize, Circulate
9. Noun. A sign posted in a public place as an advertisement. "A poster advertised the coming attractions"
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).
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"
12. Noun. A brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes. "He pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead"
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.
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
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Bill
1. to present a statement of costs to [v -ED, -ING, -S] : BILLABLE [adj]