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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

A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.
Thomas Jefferson

Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later.
Benjamin Franklin

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

But we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.
Nancy Pelosi

Richard Nixon was a criminally insane Monster - Bill Clinton is a black-hearted Swine of a friend.
Hunter S. Thompson
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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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