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Definition of Bill

Bill

  1. A beak, as of a bird, or sometimes of a turtle or other animal.
  2. To strike; to peck.
  3. To join bills, as doves; to caress in fondness.
  4. The bell, or boom, of the bittern
  5. A cutting instrument, with hook-shaped point, and fitted with a handle; -- used in pruning, etc.; a billhook. When short, called a hand bill, when long, a hedge bill.
  6. A weapon of infantry, in the 14th and 15th centuries. A common form of bill consisted of a broad, heavy, double-edged, hook-shaped blade, having a short pike at the back and another at the top, and attached to the end of a long staff.
  7. One who wields a bill; a billman.
  8. A pickax, or mattock.
  9. The extremity of the arm of an anchor; the point of or beyond the fluke.
  10. To work upon ( as to dig, hoe, hack, or chop anything) with a bill.
  11. A declaration made in writing, stating some wrong the complainant has suffered from the defendant, or a fault committed by some person against a law.
  12. A writing binding the signer or signers to pay a certain sum at a future day or on demand, with or without interest, as may be stated in the document.
  13. A form or draft of a law, presented to a legislature for enactment; a proposed or projected law.
  14. A paper, written or printed, and posted up or given away, to advertise something, as a lecture, a play, or the sale of goods; a placard; a poster; a handbill.
  15. An account of goods sold, services rendered, or work done, with the price or charge; a statement of a creditor's claim, in gross or by items; as, a grocer's bill.
  16. Any paper, containing a statement of particulars; as, a bill of charges or expenditures; a weekly bill of mortality; a bill of fare, etc.
  17. To advertise by a bill or public notice.
  18. To charge or enter in a bill; as, to bill goods.
  19. An act or a bill conferring upon a chief executive, as a governor or mayor, large powers of appointment and removal of heads of departments or other subordinate officials.

Bill Quotations

Procrastination is like a credit card: it's a lot of fun until you get the bill.
Christopher Parker

The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward, not backward. What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children.
Nancy Friday

Turkey's energy bill due to imports will fall with the increase in use of renewable energy sources. We have no control over the prices of petroleum and natural gas.
Ali Babacan

It's a younger generation running the show, and I miss the generation we had in the '70s. They were really very honorable guys, like Neal Bogart and Bill Graham, people who will never be around again.
Peter Criss

Like many Americans, I've always been intrigued by Bill Clinton. I obviously didn't always agree with him - enjoyed running against his legacy in 2000, when Al Gore was his designated successor, but I don't have anything negative I would say about Bill Clinton.
Dick Cheney
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Bill Translations

bill in Afrikaans is rekening, kaartjie, snawel
bill in Dutch is snavel, tuit, bek, snater, neb
bill in Finnish is lippu, nokka
bill in French is bec, facture, billet, note
bill in German is Rechnung, berechnen
bill in Norwegian is regning, billett
bill in Portuguese is factura, bico, conta, bilhete
bill in Spanish is billete, cuenta, pico, factura
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