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  1. bill
    IPA[bil]
  2. noun

    • 1. an amount of money owed for goods supplied or services rendered, set out in a printed or written statement of charges:

      the bill for their meal came to $17 he was running up a bill of hundreds of dollars
      Synonym : invoice, account, statement, list of charges, tally, amount due, check, the damage, tab, shot, reckoning, score
    • 2. a draft of a proposed law presented to parliament for discussion:

      a debate over the civil rights bill
      Synonym : draft law, proposed legislation, proposal, measure, act, Act of Parliament
    • 3. a program of entertainment, especially at a theater:

      she was top of the bill at America's leading vaudeville house
      Synonym : program (of entertainment), listing, list, lineup, playbill, bill of fare
    • 4. a banknote; a piece of paper money:

      a ten-dollar bill
      Synonym : banknote, note, greenback
    • 5. a poster or handbill:

      the circus promoters were posting bills all over town
      Synonym : poster, advertisement, public notice, announcement, flyer, leaflet, circular, handout, handbill, fly-poster, dodger, affiche, ad, advert

    verb

    • 1. list (a person or event) in a program:

      they were billed to appear but didn't show up
      Synonym : advertise, promote, announce, post, give advance notice of, put up in lights, schedule, program, timetable, slate
    • 2. describe someone or something in a particular, usually promotional, way, especially as a means of advertisement:

      he was billed as “the new Sean Connery.”
      Synonym : advertise, promote, announce, post, give advance notice of, put up in lights, schedule, program, timetable, slate, describe as, call, style, label, dub, designate, pronounce, promote as, publicize as, talk up as, hype as
    • 3. send a note of charges to (someone):

      we shall be billing them for the damage caused he had been billed $3,000 for his license
      Synonym : send an invoice to, invoice, charge, debit, send a statement to
    • 4. charge (a sum of money):

      we billed her $400,000
      Synonym : send an invoice to, invoice, charge, debit, send a statement to
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: bill, plural noun: bills

    • v.: verb: bill, 3rd person present: bills, gerund or present participle: billing, past tense: billed, past participle: billed

    • noun

      the beak of a bird, especially when it is slender, flattened, or weak, or belongs to a web-footed bird or a bird of the pigeon family.

      the muzzle of a platypus.

    • verb

      (of birds, especially doves) stroke bill with bill during courtship.
    • noun

      a medieval weapon like a halberd with a hook instead of a blade.
    • noun

      a printed or written statement of the money owed for goods or services:

      a draft of a proposed law presented to parliament for discussion:

    • verb

      list (a person or event) in a programme:

      describe or advertise someone or something in a particular way:

    • noun

      the beak of a bird, especially when it is slender, flattened, or weak, or belongs to a web-footed bird or a bird of the pigeon family.

      the muzzle of a platypus.

    • verb

      (of birds, especially doves) stroke bill with bill during courtship.
    • noun

      a medieval weapon like a halberd with a hook instead of a blade.
    • noun

      the police.
    • noun

      the fact of being advertised or publicized in a particular way:

      the process of making out or sending invoices:

    • adjective

      having a beak or bill of a specified kind:
    • noun

      the fact of being advertised or described in a particular way:

      the process of preparing or sending invoices:

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