bill: Meaning and Definition of
- a statement of money owed for goods or services supplied: He paid the hotel bill when he checked out.
- a piece of paper money worth a specified amount: a ten-dollar bill.
- a form or draft of a proposed statute presented to a legislature, but not yet enacted or passed and made law.
- a written or printed public notice or advertisement.
- any written paper containing a statement of particulars: a bill of expenditures.
- a written statement, usually of complaint, presented to a court.
- one hundred dollars: The job pays five bills a week.
- entertainment scheduled for presentation; program: a good bill at the movies.
- a promissory note.
- a written and sealed document.
- a written, formal petition.
- to fulfill the purpose or need well: As a sprightly situation comedy this show fills the bill.
- to charge for by bill; send a bill to: The store will bill me.
- to enter (charges) in a bill; make a bill or list of: to bill goods.
- to advertise by bill or public notice: A new actor was billed for this week.
- to schedule on a program: The management billed the play for two weeks.
- the parts of a bird's jaws that are covered with a horny or leathery sheath; beak. See diag. under
- the visor of a cap or other head covering.
- a beaklike promontory or headland.
- to join bills or beaks, as doves.
- to kiss or fondle and whisper endearments, as lovers: My sister and her boyfriend were billing and cooing on the front porch.
- a medieval shafted weapon having at its head a hooklike cutting blade with a beak at the back.
- Also calleda person armed with a bill.
- a sharp, hooked instrument used for pruning, cutting, etc.
- Also calledthe extremity of a fluke of an anchor. See diag. under
— n. Brit. Dial.
- the cry of the bittern.
- a male given name, form of
- bill (Thesaurus)