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Definitions of bill

  1. a statement of money owed for goods or services; " he paid his bill and left"; " send me an account of what I owe"
  2. a piece of paper money ( especially one issued by a central bank); " he peeled off five one- thousand- zloty notes"
  3. horny projecting mouth of a bird
  4. demand payment; " Will I get charged for this service?"; " We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although e stayed only 3 nights"
  5. the entertainment offered at a public presentation
  6. a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes; " he pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead"
  7. a long- handled saw with a curved blade; " he used a bill to prune branches off of the tree"
  8. a list of particulars ( as a playbill or bill of fare)
  9. a statute in draft before it becomes law; " they held a public hearing on the bill"
  10. an advertisement ( usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution; " he mailed the circular to all subscribers"
  11. advertise esp. by posters or placards; " He was billed as the greatest tenor since Caruso"
  12. publicize or announce by placards
  13. advertise especially by posters or placards; " He was billed as the greatest tenor since Caruso"
  14. demand payment; " Will I get charged for this service?"; " We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"
  15. A beak, as of a bird, or sometimes of a turtle or other animal.
  16. To join bills, as doves; to caress in fondness.
  17. The bell, or boom, of the bittern
  18. 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.
  19. One who wields a bill; a billman.
  20. A pickax, or mattock.
  21. The extremity of the arm of an anchor; the point of or beyond the fluke.
  22. To work upon ( as to dig, hoe, hack, or chop anything) with a bill.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. A form or draft of a law, presented to a legislature for enactment; a proposed or projected law.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. Any paper, containing a statement of particulars; as, a bill of charges or expenditures; a weekly bill of mortality; a bill of fare, etc.
  29. To advertise by a bill or public notice.
  30. To charge or enter in a bill; as, to bill goods.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. An account for goods sold, services given, or work done; a paper binding the signer or signers to pay a definite sum at a certain date or on demand; a copy of a proposed law presented to a legislature; a printed advertisement; any written paper containing a statement of particulars; a written declaration of wrong or injury; the beak of a bird; a kind of hatchet with a blade hook- shaped toward the point, used in pruning, etc.; a battle- ax, attached to a long staff, formerly used by soldiers on foot.
  35. To advertise by bills or posters; to make a list of; as, to bill goods.
  36. To join beaks; as, doves bill and coo; hence, to caress fondly.
  37. A kind of battle- axe: a hatchet with a hooked point for pruning.
  38. The beak of a bird, or anything like it.
  39. To join bills as doves: to caress fondly.
  40. An account of money: a draft of a proposed law: a written engagement to pay a sum of money at a fixed date: a placard or advertisement: any written statement of particulars.
  41. A public notice.
  42. An account of money due; a note; draft of a law.
  43. The beak of a bird; a hatchet or axe with a hooked point.
  44. To caress fondly, as birds.
  45. To enter in a bill; charge; advertise by bills or placards.
  46. To join bills, as doves; caress.
  47. A statement of an account.
  48. A bank or government- note.
  49. A list of items.
  50. The draft of a proposed law.
  51. A beak, as of a bird.
  52. A hook- shaped instrument or weapon; a halberd.
  53. The beak of a bird.
  54. A short axe or hatchet with a hooked point; a kind of balbert or battle- axe.
  55. Written statement of particulars; an account; a promissory note; draft of a proposed law; an advertisement posted up. See Bull. A declaration in writing, expressing a wrong sustained or committed. Bill of credit, a document empowering another to receive money from a third party; a note issued on the credit of the state and passed as money. A bill of exchange, an order drawn on a person at a distance, requesting him to pay money to some person assigned by the drawer, in consideration of value received. A bill of entry, a written account of goods entered at the custom- house. A bill of sight, a provisional entry, at the custom- house, of goods respecting which the importer has not full information so as to describe them exactly. A bill of lading, a formal receipt signed by the master of a merchant vessel, acknowledging that he has received the goods specified in it on board his ship, and binding himself, under certain exceptions, to the safe delivery of them. Bill of parcels, an account of goods bought, with their prices given by the seller to the buyer; an invoice. A bill of sale, a written conveyance of certain goods, therein named, by a debtor to a creditor, authorizing him to dispose of the same if his debt be not paid according to the terms of the contract. A bill of health, a certificate from the proper authorities as to the state of health of a ship's company at the time of her leaving port. A bill of mortality, an account of the number of deaths in a place in a given time. A bill of rights, a summary of rights and privileges claimed by a people. A bill of divorce, in the Jewish law, a writing given by the husband to the wife, by which the marriage relation was dissolved. A true bill, a declaration by a grand jury that the evidence against a prisoner is sufficient to warrant a trial.
  56. To caress, as doves, by joining bills; to fondle.
  57. An instrument for hewing; an anc. military weapon; a hooked instrument for cutting hedges, pruning, & c.; the beak of a fowl or bird.
  58. An account for goods; a printed advertisement; in law, a declaration in writing of some fault or wrong; a written promise to pay money in a certain time; a form or draft of a proposed law before parliament; a written list of particulars in law, in commerce, or in other social usages : bill of exchange, a written order on a person in a distant place requesting him to pay money to another- the person who draws the bill is called the drawer, the person requested to pay the money the drawee, the person to whom the money is payable is called the payee : bill of fare, in a hotel, a list of articles ready for food : bill of entry, in com., a written account of goods entered at the custom- house : bill of lading, a written account of goods shipped by a person on board an outward- bound vessel, and signed by the master or captain : bill of health, a certificate of the health of a ship's crew : bill of mortality, an official return of deaths in any place : bill of rights, a summary or list of the rights and privileges claimed by a people : bill of sale, a written inventory or list given by the seller of personal property to the purchaser : bill of exceptions, a written statement of errors in law tendered to the presiding judge before a verdict is given : bill in chancery, a written statement put in or filed in the Court of Chancery : true bill, an attested written statement by a grand jury of sufficient evidence against a prisoner to warrant a trial : bill chamber, in Scot., a particular department of the Court of Session for dealing with certain written documents : bill of suspension, in Scot., a written application or appeal from a lower to a higher court, to prevent execution of a sentence in a criminal trial : bill of divorce, in the Jewish law, a certain form of writing given by a husband to a wife by which his marriage with her was dissolved : bill- sticker, One who posts placards, & c.
  59. To caress as doves joining bills; to be fond.
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Usage examples for bill

  1. You'll certainly get my bill. – Tales of the Road by Charles N. Crewdson
  2. Bill had it comin'. – Way of the Lawless by Max Brand
  3. " Never mind," was the answer; " it shall be put down in the bill." – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  4. Very different is our new Bill. – The New Irish Constitution by J. H. Morgan
  5. Where did you leave her, Bill? – Yankee Ships and Yankee Sailors: Tales of 1812 by James Barnes
  6. Can you do it, Bill? – Blue-grass and Broadway by Maria Thompson Daviess
  7. What did Bill hand you? – The Daredevil by Maria Thompson Daviess
  8. You'll have to do it- for Bill. – Lahoma by John Breckinridge Ellis
  9. Jerry did not know anything about a bill. – Jerry's Charge Account by Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  10. He finished his supper, thinking hard all the time he ate and drank; finally he approached the desk to pay his bill. – The Orange-Yellow Diamond by J. S. Fletcher
  11. Here, I thrust a bill into his hand. – The Professor's Mystery by Wells Hastings Brian Hooker
  12. " Here's Tommy Eye's bill of his time, Mr. Britt," said Gorman, holding out a crumpled paper to the choking tyrant. – King Spruce, A Novel by Holman Day
  13. Here, Bill, look at him, will you.... – Shenanigans at Sugar Creek by Paul Hutchens
  14. It is a good bill, or a bad bill? – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  15. He watched her, almost with anxiety, for a moment, then turned his attention to the bill of fare. – Sisters by Kathleen Norris
  16. " Seems to be over: might as well 'op it, Bill," said one. – Servants of the Guns by Jeffery E. Jeffery
  17. No, man, for the bill; I must be off at once. – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn
  18. I wanted to pay my bill, but he refused to receive any money. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  19. But now, if I settle down, I'll send Bill a letter and tell him where I am. – The Bobbsey Twins in the Great West by Laura Lee Hope
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