What is the meaning of bill?


  • A statute in draft before it becomes law.
    • usage: "they held a public hearing on the bill"
  • An itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered.
    • usage: "he paid his bill and left"; "send me an account of what I owe"
  • A piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank. )
    • usage: "he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes"
  • The entertainment offered at a public presentation.
  • An advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution.
    • usage: "he mailed the circular to all subscribers"
  • A sign posted in a public place as an advertisement.
    • usage: "a poster advertised the coming attractions"
  • A list of particulars (as a playbill or bill of fare. )
  • A long-handled saw with a curved blade.
    • usage: "he used a bill to prune branches off of the tree"
  • A brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes.
    • usage: "he pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead"
  • Horny projecting mouth of a bird.


  • Demand payment.
    • usage: "Will I get charged for this service"; "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"
  • Advertise especially by posters or placards.
    • usage: "He was billed as the greatest tenor since Caruso"
  • Publicize or announce by placards.
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