Variant of bill
- 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: ME bille < Anglo-L billa, altered < ML bulla, sealed document < L, 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
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