[ US /ˈbɪɫ/ ]
[ UK /bˈɪl/ ]
  1. publicize or announce by placards
  2. advertise especially by posters or placards
    He was billed as the greatest tenor since Caruso
  3. demand payment
    We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights
    Will I get charged for this service?
  1. a list of particulars (as a playbill or bill of fare)
  2. a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement
    a poster advertised the coming attractions
  3. the entertainment offered at a public presentation
  4. a cutting tool with a sharp edge
    he used a bill to prune branches off of the tree
  5. a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)
    he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes
  6. a statute in draft before it becomes law
    they held a public hearing on the bill
  7. horny projecting mouth of a bird
  8. a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes
    he pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead
  9. 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
  10. an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
    he mailed the circular to all subscribers
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How To Use bill In A Sentence

  • It would almost be better to have no backbench bills at all than the current system, which offers a false glimmer of hope. Times, Sunday Times
  • Before you know it, all the Sandy Clarks and Billy Starks doing the media rounds are back in business until the next time they are given their jotters for failing to meet fans' expectations.
  • A few billion of that new economic rescue plan will go to weatherize one million homes a year.
  • Our interneuronal connections in our brain, for example, process information at chemical signaling speeds of a few hundred feet per second, compared to a billion feet per second for electronics - electronics is a million times faster.
  • His wife shopped him to me with a bitter complaint about his clothes bill.
  • It's got the whole indie-hillbilly thing going, with lots of mandolins and footstomping and fuzzy guitars etc but it's all just a little flat.
  • You'll be glad to hear that Bill is alive and kicking.
  • Meanwhile, Mr. Christie is taking the same tact in what he described as a "passionate" relationship with Mr. Sweeney, who has the power to single-handedly block bills. Christie, Sweeney in Standoff Over Funds
  • The study predicted that, by 2022, the country would still require $7.2 billion in foreign aid a year—and that assumes an upsurge of so-far inexistent mining-industry revenue and no dramatic deterioration of security. Afghanistan Seeks Enduring Support
  • Running parallel to this tempestuous relationship is the whirlwind romance between weathergirl Hero, played by Billie Piper, and sports presenter Claude.
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