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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.


Synonymsmeasure


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.


Synonymsbillhook


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.


Synonymscharge


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


Synonymsplacard


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)post









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