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English noun: bill

1. bill (communication) a statute in draft before it becomes law

SamplesThey held a public hearing on the bill.


Broader (hypernym)instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document

Narrower (hyponym)appropriation bill, bill of attainder, bottle bill, farm bill, trade bill

Part holonymrider

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. bill (communication) an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered

SamplesHe paid his bill and left.
Send me an account of what I owe.

Synonymsaccount, invoice

Broader (hypernym)financial statement, statement

Narrower (hyponym)check, chit, doctor's bill, electric bill, hotel bill, medical bill, phone bill, reckoning, tab, tally, tax bill, telephone bill

3. bill (possession) a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)

SamplesHe peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes.

Synonymsbank bill, bank note, banker's bill, banknote, Federal Reserve note, government note, greenback, note

Broader (hypernym)folding money, paper currency, paper money

Narrower (hyponym)buck, c-note, clam, dollar, dollar bill, fifty, fifty dollar bill, five dollar bill, five-spot, fiver, hundred dollar bill, one dollar bill, silver certificate, ten dollar bill, tenner, twenty, twenty dollar bill, two dollar bill

4. bill (act) the entertainment offered at a public presentation

Broader (hypernym)program, programme

5. bill (communication) an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution

SamplesHe mailed the circular to all subscribers.

Synonymsbroadsheet, broadside, circular, flier, flyer, handbill, throwaway

Broader (hypernym)ad, advert, advertisement, advertising, advertizement, advertizing

Narrower (hyponym)stuffer

6. bill (communication) a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement

SamplesA poster advertised the coming attractions.

Synonymscard, notice, placard, poster, posting

Broader (hypernym)sign

Narrower (hyponym)flash card, flashcard, show bill, show card, theatrical poster

7. bill (communication) a list of particulars (as a playbill or bill of fare)

Broader (hypernym)list, listing

Narrower (hyponym)bill of entry, bill of fare, bill of goods, card, carte, carte du jour, menu, playbill

8. bill (artifact) a long-handled saw with a curved blade

SamplesHe used a bill to prune branches off of the tree.


Broader (hypernym)saw

9. bill (artifact) a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes

SamplesHe pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead.

Synonymseyeshade, peak, visor, vizor

Broader (hypernym)brim

Part meronymbaseball cap, golf cap, jockey cap, kepi, peaked cap, service cap, yachting cap

10. bill (animal) horny projecting mouth of a bird

Synonymsbeak, neb, nib, pecker

Broader (hypernym)mouth

Narrower (hyponym)cere

Part meronymbird

English verb: bill

1. bill (possession) demand payment

SamplesWill I get charged for this service?.
We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody something

Broader (hypernym)account, calculate

Narrower (hyponym)assess, impose, invoice, levy, surcharge, tithe, undercharge

Verb groupcharge

2. bill (communication) advertise especially by posters or placards

SamplesHe was billed as the greatest tenor since Caruso.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)advertise, advertize, promote, push

3. bill (communication) publicize or announce by placards


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)post

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