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Meaning & Definition of Bill in English

English

Bill

/bɪl/

noun

1. A statute in draft before it becomes law

  • "They held a public hearing on the bill"
    synonym:
  • bill
  • ,
  • measure

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • bill
  • ,
  • account
  • ,
  • invoice

3. A piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)

  • "He peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes"
    synonym:
  • bill
  • ,
  • note
  • ,
  • government note
  • ,
  • bank bill
  • ,
  • banker's bill
  • ,
  • bank note
  • ,
  • banknote
  • ,
  • Federal Reserve note
  • ,
  • greenback

4. The entertainment offered at a public presentation

    synonym:
  • bill

5. An advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution

  • "He mailed the circular to all subscribers"
    synonym:
  • circular
  • ,
  • handbill
  • ,
  • bill
  • ,
  • broadside
  • ,
  • broadsheet
  • ,
  • flier
  • ,
  • flyer
  • ,
  • throwaway

6. A sign posted in a public place as an advertisement

  • "A poster advertised the coming attractions"
    synonym:
  • poster
  • ,
  • posting
  • ,
  • placard
  • ,
  • notice
  • ,
  • bill
  • ,
  • card

7. A list of particulars (as a playbill or bill of fare)

    synonym:
  • bill

8. A long-handled saw with a curved blade

  • "He used a bill to prune branches off of the tree"
    synonym:
  • bill
  • ,
  • billhook

9. A brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes

  • "He pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead"
    synonym:
  • bill
  • ,
  • peak
  • ,
  • eyeshade
  • ,
  • visor
  • ,
  • vizor

10. Horny projecting mouth of a bird

    synonym:
  • beak
  • ,
  • bill
  • ,
  • neb
  • ,
  • nib
  • ,
  • pecker

verb

1. Demand payment

  • "Will i get charged for this service?"
  • "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"
    synonym:
  • charge
  • ,
  • bill

2. Advertise especially by posters or placards

  • "He was billed as the greatest tenor since caruso"
    synonym:
  • bill

3. Publicize or announce by placards

    synonym:
  • placard
  • ,
  • bill

Examples of using

They rushed the bill through.
I forgot to pay the electric bill.
Tom paid the bill and pocketed the change.