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In British English, a bill is a piece of paper showing how much money you must pay for a meal in a restaurant.
In American English, a piece of paper like this is called a check.
In both British and American English, a bill is a piece of paper that shows how much money you must pay for services such as electricity or gas.
In American English, a bill is also a piece of paper money.
In British English, a note is a piece of paper money.
A piece of American paper money is called a bill, not a 'note'.
Past participle: billed
|Noun||1.||bill - a statute in draft before it becomes law; "they held a public hearing on the bill"|
rider - a clause that is appended to a legislative bill
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
appropriation bill - a legislative act proposing to authorize the expenditure of public funds for a specified purpose
bill of attainder - a legislative act finding a person guilty of treason or felony without a trial; "bills of attainder are prohibited by the Constitution of the United States"
bottle bill - a statute that would require merchants to reclaim used bottles
farm bill - a statute that would regulate farm production and prices
trade bill - a statute that would regulate foreign trade
|2.||bill - an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered; "he paid his bill and left"; "send me an account of what I owe"|
electric bill - a bill for money owed for electricity used
hotel bill - statement of charges for staying in a hotel
tax bill - money owed for taxes
|3.||bill - a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank); "he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes"|
bank bill, bank note, banker's bill, banknote, Federal Reserve note, government note, greenback, note
folding money, paper currency, paper money - currency issued by a government or central bank and consisting of printed paper that can circulate as a substitute for specie
silver certificate - formerly a bank note issued by the United States Treasury and redeemable in silver
two dollar bill - a United States bill worth 2 dollars
|4.||bill - the entertainment offered at a public presentation|
|5.||bill - an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution; "he mailed the circular to all subscribers"|
ad, advert, advertisement, advertising, advertizement, advertizing - a public promotion of some product or service
stuffer - an advertising circular that is enclosed with other material and (usually) sent by mail
|6.||bill - a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement; "a poster advertised the coming attractions"|
sign - a public display of a message; "he posted signs in all the shop windows"
|7.||bill - a list of particulars (as a playbill or bill of fare)|
bill of entry - a list of goods received at a customhouse for export or import
bill of goods - a consignment of merchandise
bill of fare, carte, carte du jour, menu, card - a list of dishes available at a restaurant; "the menu was in French"
playbill - a theatrical program; "he couldn't find her name on the playbill"
|8.||bill - a long-handled saw with a curved blade; "he used a bill to prune branches off of the tree"|
saw - hand tool having a toothed blade for cutting
|9.||bill - a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes; "he pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead"|
brim - a circular projection that sticks outward from the crown of a hat
|10.||bill - horny projecting mouth of a bird |
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
cere - the fleshy, waxy covering at the base of the upper beak of some birds
mouth - the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening; "she wiped lipstick from her mouth"
|Verb||1.||bill - demand payment; "Will I get charged for this service?"; "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"|
tithe - exact a tithe from; "The church was tithed"
assess - charge (a person or a property) with a payment, such as a tax or a fine
undercharge - charge (someone) too little money
surcharge - charge an extra fee, as for a special service
invoice - send an bill to; "She invoiced the company for her expenses"
charge - enter a certain amount as a charge; "he charged me $15"
|2.||bill - advertise especially by posters or placards; "He was billed as the greatest tenor since Caruso"|
|3.||bill - publicize or announce by placards|
post - publicize with, or as if with, a poster; "I'll post the news on the bulletin board"
can we have the bill, please? → ¿nos trae la cuenta, por favor?
to pay the bill → pagar la cuenta
put it on my bill, please → póngalo en mi cuenta
to foot the bill (for sth) → correr con los gastos (de algo), pagar (algo)
the gas bill → la factura del gas
wage(s) bill (in industry) → gastos mpl de nómina or salariales
bills discounted → efectos mpl descontados
bills payable → efectos mpl a pagar
bills receivable → efectos mpl a cobrar
the bill passed the Commons (Brit) → el proyecto de ley fue aprobado en la Cámara de los Comunes
he is billed to appear next week → figura en el programa de la semana que viene
it is billed as Britain's most interesting museum → lo presentan como el museo más interesante de Gran Bretaña
bill of fare N → carta f, menú m
bill of health N the doctor gave him a clean bill of health → el médico le aseguró que estaba perfectamente
bill of lading N → conocimiento m de embarque
bill of rights N → declaración f de derechos
bill of sale N → escritura f de venta
Can we have the bill, please? → L'addition, s'il vous plaît.
May I have the bill please? → L'addition, s'il vous plaît?, Est-ce que je peux avoir l'addition, s'il vous plaît?
could I have the bill please? → il conto, per piacere
"post no bills" → "divieto di affissione"
that fits the bill (fig) → quello fa proprio al caso mio (or tuo )
to top the bill → essere in cima al cartellone
on the bill → in cartellone