/bɪl / (say bil)

1. an account of money owed for goods or services supplied.
2. a slip or ticket showing the amount owed for goods consumed or purchased, especially in a restaurant.
3. Government a form or draft of a proposed statute presented to a legislature, but not yet enacted or passed and made law.
4. a written or printed public notice or advertisement.
5. any written paper containing a statement of particulars: a bill of charges; a bill of expenditures.
6. a bill of exchange.
7. US a piece of paper money; note.
8. Law a bill of indictment.
9. a printed theatre program or the like.
10. program; entertainment: there is a good bill at the theatre.
11. Obsolete an acknowledgement of debt; a promissory note.
verb (t)
12. to announce by bill or public notice: a new actor was billed for this week.
13. to schedule as part of a program.
14. to render an account of money owed.
{Middle English bille, from Anglo-Latin billa, variant of Medieval Latin bulla seal (see bull3)
billable, adjective
/bɪl / (say bil)

1. that part of the jaws of a bird covered with a horny sheath; a beak.
2. a similar horny protuberance on a billfish, as the swordfish.
3. Geography a beak-like promontory or headland.
verb (i)
4. to join bills or beaks, as doves.
5. Colloquial to kiss.
6. bill and coo,
a. (of doves, etc.) to join beaks and make soft murmuring sounds.
b. Colloquial to kiss and talk fondly.
{Middle English; Old English bile beak}
/bɪl / (say bil)

1. a medieval shafted weapon with a broad hook-shaped blade and a spike at the back.
2. a billhook.
3. Nautical the point or extremity of the fluke of an anchor.
{Middle English, Old English bil curved sword}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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