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Noun: bill  bil
  1. An itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
    "he paid his bill and left";
    - account, invoice
     
  2. [N. Amer] A piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)
    "he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty bills";
    - note, government note [US], bank bill, banker's bill [N. Amer], bank note, banknote, Federal Reserve note [US], greenback [US, informal]
     
  3. (law) a statute in draft before it becomes law
    "they held a public hearing on the bill";
    - measure
     
  4. [Brit] The bill in a restaurant
    - check [N. Amer], chit, tab [N. Amer, informal]
     
  5. The entertainment offered at a public presentation
     
  6. An advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
    "he mailed the bill to all subscribers";
    - circular, handbill, broadside, broadsheet, flier, flyer, throwaway
     
  7. A sign posted in a public place as an advertisement
    "a bill advertised the coming attractions";
    - poster, posting, placard, notice, card
     
  8. A list of particulars (as a playbill or bill of fare)
     
  9. A cutting tool with a sharp edge
    "he used a bill to prune branches off of the tree";
    - billhook
     
  10. A brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes
    "he pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead";
    - peak, eyeshade, visor, vizor
     
  11. Horny projecting mouth of a bird
    - beak, neb, nib, pecker
Verb: bill  bil
  1. Demand payment
    "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights";
    - charge
     
  2. Advertise especially by posters or placards
    "He was billed as the greatest tenor since Caruso"
     
  3. Publicize or announce by placards
    - placard
Noun: Bill  bil
Usage: Brit, informal
  1. The force of policemen and officers
    - police, police force, constabulary, law, polis [UK, dialect, informal], fuzz [informal], Old Bill [Brit, informal], boys in blue [informal], the fuzz [informal]

Derived forms: bills, billed, billing

Type of: account, ad [informal], advert [Brit], advertise, advertisement, advertising, advertize [US, non-standard], advertizement [US, non-standard], advertizing [US, non-standard], brim, calculate, financial statement, flack [N. Amer, informal], folding money, force, hand tool, instrument, law enforcement agency, legal document, legal instrument, list, listing, mouth, official document, paper currency, paper money, personnel, post, program [N. Amer], programme [Brit, Cdn], promote, push, sign, statement

Part of: baseball cap, bird, birdie [informal], golf cap, jockey cap, kepi, peaked cap, service cap, yachting cap

Encyclopedia: Bill, William