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bill 1

1. An itemized list or statement of fees or charges.
2. A statement or list of particulars, such as a theater program or menu.
3. The entertainment offered by a theater.
4. 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.
8. Law
a. A document containing the formal statement of a case in equity; a complaint seeking equitable relief.
b. An indictment or charge in an indictment against an accused person.
tr.v. billed, bill·ing, bills
1. To present a statement of costs or charges to.
2. 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.

[Middle English bille, from Norman French, from Medieval Latin billa, alteration of bulla, seal on a document, from Latin, bubble.]

bill′a·ble adj.

bill 2

1. A structure projecting from the head of a bird, consisting of the jaws and their horny covering and including the upper and lower mandibles; a beak.
2. A similar horny mouth part, such as that of a turtle.
3. The visor of a cap.
4. Nautical The tip of the fluke of an anchor.
intr.v. billed, bill·ing, bills
To touch beaks together.
bill and coo
To kiss or caress and murmur endearments.

[Middle English, from Old English bile.]

bill 3

1. A billhook.
2. A halberd or similar weapon with a hooked blade and a long handle.

[Middle English bil, from Old English bill.]


(Accounting & Book-keeping) referring to time worked, esp by a lawyer, on behalf of a particular client and for which that client will be expected to pay: a timesheet of my billable hours.


(ˈtʃɑr dʒə bəl)

1. capable of being charged, as to an account.
2. liable to be legally charged; indictable.
3. liable to become a charge on the public.
charge′a•ble•ness, charge`a•bil′i•ty, n.
charge′a•bly, adv.
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