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English noun: billet

1. billet (communication) a short personal letter


SamplesDrop me a line when you get there.


Synonymsline, note, short letter


Broader (hypernym)personal letter


Narrower (hyponym)excuse

2. billet (artifact) lodging for military personnel (especially in a private home)


Broader (hypernym)housing, living accommodations, lodging


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

3. billet (act) a job in an organization


SamplesHe occupied a post in the treasury.


Synonymsberth, office, place, position, post, situation, spot


Broader (hypernym)business, job, line, line of work, occupation


Narrower (hyponym)academicianship, accountantship, admiralty, ambassadorship, apostleship, apprenticeship, associateship, attorneyship, bailiffship, baronetage, bishopry, cadetship, caliphate, captaincy, captainship, cardinalship, chair, chairmanship, chancellorship, chaplaincy, chaplainship, chieftaincy, chieftainship, clerkship, commandership, commandery, comptrollership, consulship, controllership, councillorship, councilorship, counsellorship, counselorship, curacy, curatorship, custodianship, deanery, deanship, directorship, discipleship, editorship, eldership, emirate, episcopate, fatherhood, fatherhood, feudal lordship, foremanship, generalcy, generalship, governorship, headship, headship, hot seat, incumbency, inspectorship, instructorship, internship, judgeship, judicature, khanate, lectureship, legateship, legation, legislatorship, librarianship, lieutenancy, magistracy, magistrature, managership, manhood, marshalship, mastership, mayoralty, messiahship, moderatorship, overlordship, pastorate, pastorship, peasanthood, plum, praetorship, precentorship, preceptorship, prefecture, prelacy, prelature, premiership, presidency, presidentship, primateship, principalship, priorship, proconsulate, proconsulship, proctorship, professorship, protectorship, public office, rabbinate, receivership, rectorate, rectorship, regency, residency, rulership, sainthood, secretaryship, seigneury, seigniory, senatorship, sinecure, solicitorship, speakership, stewardship, studentship, teachership, thaneship, throne, treasurership, tribuneship, trusteeship, vice-presidency, viceroyship, viziership, wardenship, wardership, womanhood


English verb: billet

1. billet (stative) provide housing for (military personnel)


Synonymscanton, quarter


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


Broader (hypernym)accommodate, lodge


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine









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