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bil·let 1

 (bĭl′ĭt)
n.
1.
a. Lodging for troops.
b. A written order directing that such lodging be provided.
2. A position of employment; a job.
3. Archaic A short letter; a note.
v. bil·let·ed, bil·let·ing, bil·lets
v.tr.
1.
a. To lodge (soldiers).
b. To serve (a person) with a written order to provide lodging for soldiers.
2. To assign lodging to.
v.intr.
To be quartered; lodge.

[Middle English, official register, from Old French billette, from bullette, diminutive of bulle, document, from Medieval Latin bulla, document, seal; see bill1.]

bil·let 2

 (bĭl′ĭt)
n.
1. A short, thick piece of wood, especially one used as firewood.
2. One of a series of regularly spaced, log-shaped segments used horizontally as ornamentation in the moldings of Norman architecture.
3.
a. A small, usually rectangular bar of iron or steel in an intermediate stage of manufacture.
b. A small ingot of nonferrous metal.
4.
a. The part of a harness strap that passes through a buckle.
b. A loop or pocket for securing the end of a buckled harness strap.

[Middle English, from Old French billette, diminutive of bille, log, from Vulgar Latin *bilia, possibly of Celtic origin.]

billet

(ˈbɪlɪt)
n
1. (Military) accommodation, esp for a soldier, in civilian lodgings
2. (Military) the official requisition for such lodgings
3. (Nautical Terms) a space or berth allocated, esp for slinging a hammock, in a ship
4. informal a job
5. archaic a brief letter or document
vb, -lets, -leting or -leted
6. (Military) (tr) to assign a lodging to (a soldier)
7. (tr) informal to assign to a post or job
8. to lodge or be lodged
[C15: from Old French billette, from bulle a document; see bull3]
ˌbilletˈee n
ˈbilleter n

billet

(ˈbɪlɪt)
n
1. a chunk of wood, esp for fuel
2. (Metallurgy) metallurgy
a. a metal bar of square or circular cross section
b. an ingot cast into the shape of a prism
3. (Architecture) architect a carved ornament in a moulding, with short cylinders or blocks evenly spaced
[C15: from Old French billette a little log, from bille log, probably of Celtic origin]

bil•let1

(ˈbɪl ɪt)

n.
1. lodging for a soldier, student, etc., as in a private home or nonmilitary public building.
2. an official order directing the addressee to provide such lodging.
3. a bunk, berth, or the like, assigned to a member of a ship's crew.
4. job; position; appointment.
5. Archaic. a short letter; note.
v.t.
6. to direct (a soldier) by ticket, note, or verbal order, where to lodge.
7. to provide lodging for; quarter.
v.i.
8. to be quartered; stay.
[1375–1425; late Middle English bylet, billett official register < Anglo-French billette, Old French bullette]

bil•let2

(ˈbɪl ɪt)

n.
1. a small chunk of wood, esp. a short section of a log cut for fuel.
2. a narrow steel bar, esp. one rolled or forged from an ingot.
3. one of a series of closely spaced cylinders, often in several rows, forming a molding or cornice.
[1400–50; late Middle English bylet, bel(l) et < Anglo-French, Middle French billette=bille log, tree trunk (< Gaulish *bilia tree trunk; compare Old Irish bile landmark tree) + -ette -ette]

billet

- A civilian house where soldiers are lodged temporarily; a billet is also a thick piece of wood, from Latin billa/billus, "branch, trunk."
See also related terms for trunk.

billet

1. Shelter for troops.
2. To quarter troops.
3. A personnel position or assignment that may be filled by one person.

billet


Past participle: billeted
Gerund: billeting

Imperative
billet
billet
Present
I billet
you billet
he/she/it billets
we billet
you billet
they billet
Preterite
I billeted
you billeted
he/she/it billeted
we billeted
you billeted
they billeted
Present Continuous
I am billeting
you are billeting
he/she/it is billeting
we are billeting
you are billeting
they are billeting
Present Perfect
I have billeted
you have billeted
he/she/it has billeted
we have billeted
you have billeted
they have billeted
Past Continuous
I was billeting
you were billeting
he/she/it was billeting
we were billeting
you were billeting
they were billeting
Past Perfect
I had billeted
you had billeted
he/she/it had billeted
we had billeted
you had billeted
they had billeted
Future
I will billet
you will billet
he/she/it will billet
we will billet
you will billet
they will billet
Future Perfect
I will have billeted
you will have billeted
he/she/it will have billeted
we will have billeted
you will have billeted
they will have billeted
Future Continuous
I will be billeting
you will be billeting
he/she/it will be billeting
we will be billeting
you will be billeting
they will be billeting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been billeting
you have been billeting
he/she/it has been billeting
we have been billeting
you have been billeting
they have been billeting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been billeting
you will have been billeting
he/she/it will have been billeting
we will have been billeting
you will have been billeting
they will have been billeting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been billeting
you had been billeting
he/she/it had been billeting
we had been billeting
you had been billeting
they had been billeting
Conditional
I would billet
you would billet
he/she/it would billet
we would billet
you would billet
they would billet
Past Conditional
I would have billeted
you would have billeted
he/she/it would have billeted
we would have billeted
you would have billeted
they would have billeted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.billet - a short personal letterbillet - a short personal letter; "drop me a line when you get there"
personal letter - a letter dealing with personal affairs
excuse - a note explaining an absence; "he had to get his mother to write an excuse for him"
2.billet - lodging for military personnel (especially in a private home)billet - lodging for military personnel (especially in a private home)
housing, living accommodations, lodging - structures collectively in which people are housed
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
3.billet - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
job, line of work, occupation, business, line - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
academicianship - the position of member of an honorary academy
accountantship - the position of accountant
admiralty - the office of admiral
ambassadorship - the post of ambassador
apostleship - the position of apostle
apprenticeship - the position of apprentice
associateship - the position of associate (as in an office or academy)
attorneyship - the position of attorney
bailiffship - the office of bailiff
baronetage - the state of a baronet
bishopry, episcopate - the office and dignity of a bishop
cadetship - the position of cadet
caliphate - the office of a caliph
captaincy, captainship - the post of captain
cardinalship - the office of cardinal
chairmanship - the position of chairman
chancellorship - the office of chancellor
chaplaincy, chaplainship - the position of chaplain
chieftaincy, chieftainship - the position of chieftain
clerkship - the job of clerk
commandership, commandery - the position or office of commander
comptrollership - the position of comptroller
consulship - the post of consul
controllership - the position of controller
councillorship, councilorship - the position of council member
counsellorship, counselorship - the position of counselor
curacy - the position of a curate
curatorship - the position of curator
custodianship - the position of custodian
deanship, deanery - the position or office of a dean
directorship - the position of a director of a business concern
discipleship - the position of disciple
editorship - the position of editor
eldership - the office of elder
emirate - the office of an emir
fatherhood - the status of a father
fatherhood - the status of a religious leader
foremanship - the position of foreman
generalcy, generalship - the office and authority of a general
governorship - the office of governor
headship - the position of head
headship - the position of headmaster or headmistress
hot seat - a difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism
incumbency - the office of an incumbent
inspectorship - the office of inspector
instructorship - the position of instructor
internship - the position of a medical intern
judgeship, judicature - the position of judge
khanate - the position of a khan
lectureship - the post of lecturer
legateship, legation - the post or office of legate
legislatorship - the office of legislator
librarianship - the position of librarian
lieutenancy - the position of a lieutenant
magistracy, magistrature - the position of magistrate
managership - the position of manager
manhood - the status of being a man
marshalship - the post of marshall
mastership - the position of master
mayoralty - the position of mayor
messiahship - the position of messiah
moderatorship - the position of moderator
overlordship - the position of overlord
pastorship, pastorate - the position of pastor
peasanthood - the state of being a peasant; "the same homely dress she wore in the days of her peasanthood"
plum - a highly desirable position or assignment; "a political plum"
praetorship - the office of praetor
precentorship - the position of precentor
preceptorship - the position of preceptor
prefecture - the office of prefect
prelacy, prelature - the office or station of a prelate
Verb1.billet - provide housing for (military personnel)
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
lodge, accommodate - provide housing for; "We are lodging three foreign students this semester"

billet

verb
1. quarter, post, station, locate, install, accommodate, berth, garrison The soldiers were billeted in private homes.
noun
1. quarters, accommodation, lodging, barracks We hid the radio in Hut 10, which was our billet.

billet

noun
A post of employment:
Slang: gig.
verb
To provide with often temporary lodging:
Translations
بَيْتٌ مُخَصَّصٌ لأيواء الجُنوديأوي، يُسكن الجُنود
ubytováníubytovat
indkvartereindkvarteringkvarter
beszállásolás
vistavistarvera hermanns
apgyvendintinamas kareiviams laikinai apgyvendinti
apmešanās vietaizvietot
askerin konakladığı özel mülkkalacak yer sağlamak

billet

1 [ˈbɪlɪt]
A. N (Mil) → alojamiento m
B. VT (Mil) to billet sb (on sb)alojar a algn (en casa de algn)

billet

2 [ˈbɪlɪt] N (= wood) → leño m

billet

[ˈbɪlɪt] (MILITARY)
n (for soldier)cantonnement m (chez l'habitant)
vt [+ troops] → cantonner, loger

billet

n
(Mil: = document) → Quartierschein m; (= accommodation)Quartier nt, → Unterkunft f
(fig inf) to have a cushy billeteinen schlauen Posten haben
vt (Mil) soldiereinquartieren (on sb bei jdm); troops were billeted on or in our townin unserer Stadt wurden/waren Truppen einquartiert

billet

[ˈbɪlɪt]
2. vt to billet sb (on sb)acquartierare qn (presso qn)

billet

(ˈbilit) noun
a private house etc where soldiers are given food and lodging.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈbilleted
to give lodging to (eg soldiers). The men are billeted in the church hall.
References in classic literature ?
exclaimed Duncan, examining the billet both inside and out; "this is the signature of Webb, and must be the captured letter.
Tom sprang up and seized a billet of wood and raised it, but his mother only laughed at him, and said:
The billet fell as he spoke, and he threw it into a basket.
Prince John had proceeded thus far, and was about to give the signal for retiring from the lists, when a small billet was put into his hand.
At length, when I was within a few days' journey of the viceroy, I received a billet in more plain and express terms than anything I had been told yet, charging me with extreme imprudence in putting myself into the hands of those men who had undoubtedly sworn to cut me off.
D'Artagnan already fancied himself, so rapid is the flight of our dreams upon the wings of imagination, accosted by a messenger from the young woman, who brought him some billet appointing a meeting, a gold chain, or a diamond.
Deschamps, the notary, that he received from the postman a small billet, which he knew to be from Valentine, although he had not before seen her writing.
Then he clubbed the pig with a billet of oak which he had kept back when he was chopping the firewood, and stunned it, while the others slaughtered and singed it.
All the skill and exertions of Antonio to prevent their backing was useless, and carriage and horses would inevitably have gone off the bank together, had not Charles, with admirable presence of mind, opened a door, and springing out, placed a billet of wood, which had been used as a base for a lever in lifting the broken wagon, under one of the wheels.
the sadness also of those fine, grey eyes, the mental power of that forehead, and the rare sensibility of that serious mouth, when my glance, travelling downwards, fell on a narrow billet, stuck in the corner of the picture, between the frame and the canvas.
Here is a billet of wood, the circumference of which is about that of the throat.
The amiable M'Kenrie, whose modesty as he afterwards assured us had been the only reason of his having so long concealed the violence of his affection for Janetta, on receiving this Billet flew on the wings of Love to Macdonald-Hall, and so powerfully pleaded his Attachment to her who inspired it, that after a few more private interveiws, Sophia and I experienced the satisfaction of seeing them depart for Gretna-Green, which they chose for the celebration of their Nuptials, in preference to any other place although it was at a considerable distance from Macdonald-Hall.