Adjective "bill" definition and examples

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Pronunciation

/bɪl/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A printed or written statement of the money owed for goods or services.
  1. 'In March Phillips stayed at a Cirencester guest house, running up a bill of £266 before leaving without paying.'
  2. 'A stickler for detail, Goring actually reads the fine print on all her bills and credit cards statements to make sure she isn't being overcharged.'
  3. 'Consumers can quickly, safely and reliably pay bills and transfer money around the globe using the company's proprietary money transfer network.'
  4. 'I don't write checks for my bills before I get my paycheck, that's a pretty risky practice.'
  5. 'Unfortunately, the thieves had had a little spending spree at Comet, running up a bill of £1000 on my Amex.'
  6. 'He couldn't pay bills, check money coming into his account or make salary payment.'
  7. 'There were receipts, hospital bills and written statements attesting to court decisions in cases both filed by the protesters and brought against them.'
  8. 'In fact, I used to pay my bills, and even write some of the recipes for my cookbook with this desk.'
  9. 'He's still got plenty of legal bills to write checks for from that last trial.'
  10. 'My mother has never paid a bill, written a cheque or drawn money from the bank in her life.'
A draft of a proposed law presented to parliament for discussion.
  1. 'Workers, who gathered in front of AKP buildings, wanted the draft bill withdrawn from parliament.'
  2. 'Margo MacDonald presented her bill to the Parliament in this context.'
  3. 'The central bank is drafting a bill to be presented in Parliament during the budget session, which will seek to put a cap on government guarantees and public debt.'
  4. 'Now there are rumblings of trying to rectify this unsatisfactory situation, with various bills proposed in parliament and seminars held on the matter.'
  5. 'I hope that everyone who contributed to the consultation will see their hand in the bill presented to parliament this week.'
  6. 'The compensation levels will become legally binding on all airlines in the EU once the European Parliament passes the bill.'
  7. 'Please note - this is a draft bill at present, so it is still in the public consultation stage.'
  8. 'I guess we can tell that we are at the dog-end when the best the Government can do is present to Parliament bills of this nature for consideration.'
  9. 'Their counterparts in Denmark are presently preparing a bill for the Danish parliament on euro membership.'
  10. 'Within a few weeks a draft bill was presented to parliament; it had two clauses later to become sections 1 and 2 of the Act of 1916.'
A programme of entertainment at a theatre or cinema.
  1. 'Antoine quickly secured four one-act plays for the evening's bill.'
  2. 'The 2004 line-up looks even more impressive and top of the bill are two very talented singer-songwriters.'
  3. 'John Power, Antonio Forcione and Jason Lockett complete the bill in the Globe Theatre.'
  4. 'Bernard was top of the bill at a fun day at The Rising Sun in Burnage, to raise funds for the £5m Francis House appeal.'
  5. 'On the bill are two very different but artistically compatible plays to be performed in repertory and an American classic that hasn't been staged in Kansas City in decades.'
  6. 'It can put you top of the bill at the theatre, if it wasn't for Boycie I wouldn't be doing that.'
  7. 'In the unusually smelly dressing room, there were some photocopies of some old bills from the theatre from Georgian times.'
  8. 'Battle of the bands winners Desid will be top of the bill at the ninth annual rock concert at George Ward School, Melksham tonight.'
  9. 'Top of the bill are mobile technology and e-commerce, with speakers from Cisco, Nokia, Ericcson as well as home-grown talent.'
  10. 'James Loynes, a rising singing star from Chorley, was top of the bill.'
A banknote.
  1. 'They also chose to pull all existing dollar bills and pound notes from circulation to force their people to use the coins.'
  2. 'A scarf and a ten-dollar bill, to be put in my savings account.'
  3. 'Every one of them had at least five dollars in them, except three, which had ten dollar bills folded in the cards.'
  4. 'She dug into the pockets of her dirty tan coat and withdrew a ten-dollar bill.'
  5. 'Then he and Cath both slapped a ten-dollar bill on the table and headed out the door.'
  6. 'She opened the wallet and took out a twenty-dollar bill and three ten-dollar bills.'
  7. 'At the door into the airport, Abbey stopped to slip the kind flight attendant two crisp ten-dollar bills.'
  8. 'Gordon dug in a leather wallet and procured nineteen ten-dollar bills.'
  9. 'Travis smiles and then puts a ten-dollar bill on the table.'
  10. 'I held out a hand jokingly but to my surprise he actually gave the ten-dollar bill to me.'
A poster or handbill.
  1. 'Well, first we did some illegal bill postering and then we stole some milk crates.'
  2. 'Traffic signboards are blatantly misused for sticking posters and bills.'
  3. 'Old Drury Lane has called me in, with jealousy to cover 'em, And sent me round with their own bills, to go and plaster over 'em.'

verb

List (a person or event) in a programme.
  1. 'He has put in every effort to ensure that the event billed the ‘Dame Mary Peters Weekend’ is a resounding success.'
  2. 'He is also billed to speak at a fundraising dinner in Toronto during the same trip; the Canadian government has placed no restrictions in his path.'
  3. 'Navin Samarasinghe also entered the final of the men's open event where he is billed to do battle with the hardened Janaka Suwaris.'
  4. 'The third billed artist, Jonny Regan, did not have a lot to do and I wondered why he had been given such prominence, in view of the fact that there were others in the cast who, if not given top billing, should at least have been featured.'
  5. 'The result - when the allure of the biggie DJ wears thin, as it has recently, there's nothing to fill the gaps between the next highly billed event.'
  6. 'He is billed for a performance at Club Amaruzu in Queens, New York on October 24 alongside veteran reggae crooner Coco Tea and dancehall star Capleton.'
  7. 'The Baggies' boss, who billed the duel with Wanderers as the biggest game of his Premiership career, frowned at the loss of two vital survival points.'
  8. 'As I predicted, although the concert was billed to start at 7.45 it didn't start until after 8.'
  9. 'Cinema programmes, sports meetings, and dances; all are billed here and none appears with more consistent regularity than that saviour of so many club bank deficits - the whist drive.'
  10. 'Out of the nine events which were billed for the last day, India picked up four titles and were followed by Sri Lanka and Pakistan who took three and two titles, respectively.'
  11. 'Meanwhile, completing the billing for the day are Doves, whose latest album ‘The Last Broadcast’ was number one in the UK for three weeks.'
  12. 'In 1870 the birds were billed as ‘doomed to certain extinction ‘and by 1977 they seemed technically extinct.’'
  13. 'Now the actual work is billed as ‘Fa'afafine ’, so there will be people coming to this show expecting to learn more about fa'afine.'
  14. 'The foundation bills the report as a ‘wake-up call for all Canadians, especially those living outside major urban centres, to take a look at their communities and their lifestyles.’'
  15. 'This is a cunning move that works in its favour, as by billing the movie as a straight kidnap cum psychological thriller, Gaylene Preston is able to brilliantly subvert audience expectations.'
  16. 'On their website, they're running ads and billing them as ‘news’.'
  17. 'Organisers are billing this event as a BIlingual festival and a Celtic celebration.'
  18. 'But a spokeswoman for DDF said although they had billed their product as being similar to Botox treatment, it did not contain any potentially harmful chemicals.'
  19. 'The attorney general bills this measure as a necessary tactic in the war against terrorism, but it is unlikely to prevent a future terrorist attack or snare any key members of terrorist groups intent upon doing damage to this country.'
  20. 'Well the Government is billing the budget as further proof of its commitment to Australia's national security.'
  21. 'Shapiro bills the series as an unglamorous look at life in the clink and the power of music as a means of rehabilitation.'
Send a bill to (someone)
  1. with two objects 'he had been billed £3,000 for his licence'
  2. 'A strategic zapper logs a driver's car every time he passes a certain point and he is billed every month accordingly.'
  3. 'Lawson Whyte calculate costs on a percentage of the client budget for larger products, while for smaller works the client is either billed by the hour or a lump sum is agreed in advance.'
  4. 'He suggested billing clients via e-mail, rather than by regular mail as his department was doing at the time.'
  5. 'Otherwise, you'll have to e-mail the images to yourself, and the wireless carriers will bill you.'
  6. 'Cars can now be equipped with electronic devices that emit signals relayed to highway monitors, and car owners are billed for their highway usage.'
  7. 'US agencies bill models for expenses, while Irish agencies bill the clients.'
  8. 'British gas have just billed me out of the blue for over £190 worth of Electricity for the past 2 years!'
  9. 'Here's how: Let's say you are billed on the first of the month and your payment is due on the 25th.'
  10. 'Like the doctor who can give you medicine while you're in a coma… and bill you for it!'
  11. 'If your client rents inventory space, find out how the client is billed for inventory storage.'
  12. 'This can make physicians in small practices loathe to take on deaf patients, as they may lose money once they have billed insurance and paid for an interpreter.'
  13. 'But Ms Probert said there were two sides to the story and she had also heard that PCTs had been unable to release the money because they had not been properly billed.'
  14. 'I hadn't given anyone my number in this town, except the usual people who bill my living expenses.'
  15. 'Students who don't pay their fees by the end of January will be billed a two per cent interest charge every month until they pay their tuition.'
  16. 'The catch is that any other usage will be billed at whatever tariffs the relevant hotspot owner charges, so no gratis web surfing or emailing, we're afraid.'
  17. 'Cllr Michelle Mulherin said she knew some people levied with commercial water charges who felt they were unfairly billed.'

noun

The beak of a bird, especially when it is slender, flattened, or weak, or belongs to a web-footed bird or a bird of the pigeon family.
  1. 'The downward-curving bill of the bird, the small head, and the swollen knees are all accurate depictions of a wader.'
  2. 'These tall thin birds have long necks, bills, and legs and a very wide wingspan.'
  3. 'They often carry their prey in their bill, unlike other birds of prey that carry their prey in their talons.'
  4. 'The upper mandible of the bill is dark and the lower is yellow.'
  5. 'When the forest floor is blanketed in snow, the birds use their powerful bills to dig out ant nests from tree trunks and tree bases.'
  6. 'The youngest ate a small red fruit that a golden bird carried in its bill.'
  7. 'But the bird has only her bill to manipulate this awkward baton, which rotates first one way, then the other as she tries to make it fit.'
  8. 'Birds with bills like that shouldn't be shy and the nutcracker is anything but.'
  9. 'Orange-crowned Warblers are very small warblers with slender bills, broken eye-rings, and partial eye-lines.'
  10. 'The bird has decurved slender black bill and short wings.'
  11. 'They include the extraordinary bill of the platypus, an egg-laying semiaquatic mammal from Australia.'
  12. 'The bill of a platypus is soft, flexible, and leathery, unlike a bird's beak.'
  13. 'Side A has team logo embroidery on front and Nike Swoosh embroidery on bill while side B has team logo and Nike Swoosh on front.'
  14. 'As a matter of fact my bill needed to always be curved just right and the front of the cap needed just a little dip on top behind the pretty scarlet "H".'
  15. 'Reversible hat features velcro adjustable strap, shapeable bill and logos on all sides.'
  16. 'The wide variety of styles from a thin headband to a billed cap allows you to use what suits your style.'
The point of an anchor fluke.
  1. 'This due to the bill that sits deep in the seabed, making the anchor rotate around this.'
  2. 'The flukes will be buried into the seabed. The very tip of a fluke is sometimes called the bill.'
A narrow promontory.
  1. 'The Portland Race is caused by the meeting of the tides between the Bill and the Shambles sandbank about 3 miles SE.'
  2. 'The lighthouse at Portland Bill, a famous landmark on the promontory for mariners, stands 135 feet high and was built around 1903'
  3. 'Gay Head, a promontory in Vinyard Sound, MA, U.S. and Portland Bill, a promontory in English Channel appear to support the results of this study.'

verb

(of birds, especially doves) stroke bill with bill during courtship.
  1. 'Reaching into the past, it must recall words that will fire up the cell cycle and motivate the dormant; billing and cooing, it must recruit and educate the immature.'
  2. 'Milou and Squawk, two young males, are also beginning to exhibit courtship behavior, hanging out with each other, billing and bowing.'
  3. 'Here the pairs rub bills and coo to each other before mating and going ashore to lay the eggs.'

More definitions

1. a statement of money owed for goods or services supplied: He paid the hotel bill when he checked out.

2. a piece of paper money worth a specified amount: a ten-dollar bill.

3. Government. a form or draft of a proposed statute presented to a legislature, but not yet enacted or passed and made law.

4. bill of exchange.

5. a written or printed public notice or advertisement.

6. any written paper containing a statement of particulars: a bill of expenditures.

7. Law. a writte

More examples(as adjective)

"trades can be bill."

"sales can be bill."

"rates can be bill."

"prices can be bill."

"markets can be bill."

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Origin

(bill)Old English bile, of unknown origin.

Phrase

bill and coo