Pronunciation: (bil),[key] —n. 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. Govt.a form or draft of a proposed statute presented to a legislature, but not yet enacted or passed and made law.
4. See 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 written statement, usually of complaint, presented to a court.
8. Slang.one hundred dollars: The job pays five bills a week. 9. playbill.
10. entertainment scheduled for presentation; program: a good bill at the movies. 11. Obs. a. a promissory note.
b. a written and sealed document.
c. a written, formal petition.
12. fill the bill, to fulfill the purpose or need well: As a sprightly situation comedy this show fills the bill.
—v.t. 1. to charge for by bill; send a bill to: The store will bill me. 2. to enter (charges) in a bill; make a bill or list of: to bill goods. 3. to advertise by bill or public notice: A new actor was billed for this week. 4. to schedule on a program: The management billed the play for two weeks.
Pronunciation: (bil),[key] —n. 1. the parts of a bird's jaws that are covered with a horny or leathery sheath; beak. See diag. under bird. 2. the visor of a cap or other head covering.
3. a beaklike promontory or headland.
—v.i. 1. to join bills or beaks, as doves.
2. bill and coo, to kiss or fondle and whisper endearments, as lovers: My sister and her boyfriend were billing and cooing on the front porch.
Pronunciation: (bil),[key] —n. 1. a medieval shafted weapon having at its head a hooklike cutting blade with a beak at the back.
2. Also called billman. a person armed with a bill.
3. Also calledbillhook. a sharp, hooked instrument used for pruning, cutting, etc.
4. Also called pea.Naut.the extremity of a fluke of an anchor. See diag. under anchor.
Pronunciation: (bil),[key] —n.Brit. Dial. the cry of the bittern.
Pronunciation: (bil),[key] —n. a male given name, form of William.