- Bill is defined as a statement of fees or charges, or a list of what's available or offered.
- An example of bill is a list of prices for cleaning clothes dropped at a dry cleaners.
- An example of bill is a poster outside of a theater showing who's performing.
- The definition of a bill is a beak or beak-like part of an animal.
An example of bill is a duck's mouth.
bill definition by Webster's New World
- a statement, usually itemized, of charges for goods or services; invoice
- a statement or list, as a menu, theater program, ship's roster, etc.
- a poster or handbill, esp. one announcing a circus, show, etc.
- the entertainment offered in a theater
- a draft of a law proposed to a lawmaking body
- a bill of exchange
- any promissory note
- a bank note or piece of paper money
- Slang a hundred dollars or a hundred-dollar bill
- Obsolete a written document, esp. one with a seal
- Law a written declaration of charges or complaints filed in a legal action
Origin: Middle English bille ; from Anglo-Latin billa, altered ; from Midieval Latin bulla, sealed document ; from Classical Latin knob, bubble: see boil
- to make out a bill of (items); list
- to present a statement of charges to
- to advertise by bills or posters
- to book or engage (a performer or performance)
- to post bills or placards throughout (a town, etc.)
- to book for shipping
- billable adjective
- the horny jaws of a bird, usually projecting to a point; beak
- a beaklike mouth part, as of a turtle
- the point of an anchor fluke
- ☆ the peak, or visor, of a cap
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old English bile ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bhei-, to strike
- to touch bills together
- to caress someone lovingly: now only in the phrase , to kiss, talk softly, etc. in a loving way
- a medieval weapon having a hook-shaped blade with a spike at the back, mounted on a long staff
Origin: Middle English bil ; from Old English bill: for Indo-European base see bill
bill definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An itemized list or statement of fees or charges.
- A statement or list of particulars, such as a theater program or menu.
- The entertainment offered by a theater.
- A public notice, such as an advertising poster.
- a. A piece of legal paper money: a ten-dollar bill.b. Slang One hundred dollars.
- a. A bill of exchange.b. Obsolete A promissory note.
- a. A draft of a proposed law presented for approval to a legislative body.b. The law enacted from such a draft: a bottle bill in effect in three states; the GI Bill.
- Law A document presented to a court and containing a formal statement of a case, complaint, or petition.
- To present a statement of costs or charges to.
- To enter on a statement of costs or on a particularized list.
- a. To advertise or schedule by public notice or as part of a program.b. To declare or describe officially; proclaim: a policy that was billed as an important departure for the administration.
Origin: Middle English bille, from Norman French, from Medieval Latin billa, alteration of bulla, seal on a document, from Latin, bubble.
- billˈa·ble adjective
- The horny part of the jaws of a bird; a beak.
- A beaklike mouth part, such as that of a turtle.
- The visor of a cap.
- Nautical The tip of the fluke of an anchor.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English bile.
- A billhook.
- A halberd or similar weapon with a hooked blade and a long handle.
Origin: Middle English bil, from Old English bill.
bill - Business Definition
- A statement of a liability by one party to another party following a transaction.
- A Treasury bill.
- A unit of paper money.
bill - Investment & Finance Definition
- A Treasury bill.
- See due bill.
bill - Legal Definition
- A bill that contains proposals on a variety of subjects. Usually, such a bill will have one major provision dealing with one topic and several minor provisions regarding matters unrelated to the major subject.
- A bill that contains all proposals on a single (usually broad) subject, such as an omnibus education bill that includes all proposals regarding, however tangentially, the subject of education.
bill - Phrases/Idioms
fill the billâ
bill and coo