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bill

noun

1 bill

A statute in draft before it becomes law:
— They held a public hearing on the bill.

synonym: measure.

Roget 969: lawsuit, suit, action, cause; litigation; suit in law; dispute etc. 713.    citation, arraignment, prosecution, impeachment; accusation ... show more

Roget 626: plan, scheme, design, project; proposal, proposition, suggestion; resolution, motion; precaution etc. (provision) 673; deep-laid plan ... show more

Roget 727: arm, arms; weapon, deadly weapon; armament, armaments, armature; panoply, stand of arms; armor etc. (defense) 717; armory ... show more

Roget 812: price, amount, cost, expense, prime cost, charge, figure; demand, damage; fare, hire, wages etc. (remuneration) ... show more

Roget 771: security; guaranty, guarantee; gage, warranty, bond, tie, pledge, plight, mortgage, collateral, debenture, hypothecation, ... show more

Dutch: memorandum



2 bill

An itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered:
— He paid his bill and left.

synonyms: account, invoice.

Roget 86: list, catalog, catalogue, inventory; register etc. (record) 551.    account; bill, bill of costs; terrier; tally, listing, ... show more

Roget 806: debt, obligation, liability, indebtment, debit, score.    bill; check; account (credit) 805.    arrears, deferred payment, deficit, ... show more

Roget 811: accounts, accompts; commercial arithmetic, monetary arithmetic; statistics etc. (numeration) 85; money matters, finance, budget, bill, score, reckoning, ... show more

Dutch: beer, berekening, factuur, nota, rekening, telling, verslag
Polish: rachunek, regestr

3 bill

A piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank).

synonyms: bank bill, bank note, banker's bill, banknote, Federal Reserve note, government note, greenback, note.

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Roget 800: money, legal tender; money matters, money market; finance; accounts etc. 811; funds, treasure; capital, stock; assets etc. ... show more

Dutch: bankbiljet, bankbriefje, bankje, banknoot, biljet, brief, briefje, flap, flapje, handelspapier ... show more
Polish: bilet bankowy, asygnata, banknot

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.

synonyms: broadsheet, broadside, circular, flier, flyer, handbill, throwaway.

Roget 593: booklet; writing, work, volume, tome, opuscule; tract, tractate; livret; brochure, libretto, handbook, codex, manual, ... show more

Dutch: circulaire, rondschrijven

6 bill

A sign posted in a public place as an advertisement.

synonyms: card, notice, placard, poster, posting.

Roget 531: publication; public announcement etc. 527; promulgation, propagation, proclamation, pronunziamento [It]; circulation, indiction, edition; hue and cry.    publicity, ... show more

Dutch: aanplakbiljet, affiche, plakkaat, poster, publikatie
Polish: afisz, plakat

7 bill

A list of particulars (as a playbill or bill of fare).

8 bill

A cutting tool with a sharp edge:
— He used a bill to prune branches off of the tree.

synonym: billhook.

Dutch: snoeimes

9 bill

A brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes:
— He pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead.

synonyms: eyeshade, peak, visor, vizor.

Dutch: oogscherm
Polish: daszek

10 bill

Horny projecting mouth of a bird.

synonyms: beak, neb, nib, pecker.

Dutch: bek, bekje, nebbe, snavel, sneb, snebbe
Polish: dziĆ³b

verb

1 bill

Demand payment:
— We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights.

synonym: charge.

Roget 806: be in debt etc. adj.; owe; incur a debt, contract a debt etc. n.; run up a bill, run up a score, run up an account; go on tick; borrow etc. ... show more

2 bill

Advertise especially by posters or placards.

3 bill

Publicize or announce by placards.

synonym: placard.

Dutch: aanplakken, afficheren


Moby thesaurus: CD, Federal Reserve note, IOU, MO, acceptance, acceptance bill, account, accounts payable, accounts receivable, act, advertise, affiche, affidavit, agenda, allegation, allowance, amount due, antlia, assessment, assignat ... show more.

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