English dictionary

bill meaning and definition

BILL noun

Definition of bill (noun)

  1. a statute in draft before it becomes law
    • "they held a public hearing on the bill"
    • synonyms: measure
  2. 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"
    • synonyms: account, invoice
  3. a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)
  4. the entertainment offered at a public presentation
  5. an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
  6. a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement
  7. a list of particulars (as a playbill or bill of fare)
  8. a long-handled saw with a curved blade
    • "he used a bill to prune branches off of the tree"
    • synonyms: billhook
  9. a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes
  10. horny projecting mouth of a bird

BILL verb

Definition of bill (verb)

  1. demand payment
    • "Will I get charged for this service?"; "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"
    • synonyms: charge
  2. advertise especially by posters or placards
    • "He was billed as the greatest tenor since Caruso"
  3. publicize or announce by placards
Source: Princeton University Wordnet