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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [bil]
    • /bɪl/
    • /bɪl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [bil]
    • /bɪl/

Definitions of bill word

  • countable noun bill A bill is a written statement of money that you owe for goods or services. 3
  • verb bill If you bill someone for goods or services you have provided them with, you give or send them a bill stating how much money they owe you for these goods or services. 3
  • singular noun bill The bill in a restaurant is a piece of paper on which the price of the meal you have just eaten is written and which you are given before you pay. 3
  • countable noun bill A bill is a piece of paper money. 3
  • countable noun bill In government, a bill is a formal statement of a proposed new law that is discussed and then voted on. 3
  • singular noun bill The bill of a show or concert is a list of the entertainers who will take part in it. 3

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Origin of bill

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English bille < Anglo-French < Anglo-Latin billa for Late Latin bulla bull2

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Parts of speech for Bill


bill popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

bill usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for bill

noun bill

  • note — a brief record of something written down to assist the memory or for future reference.
  • debt — A debt is a sum of money that you owe someone.
  • check — Check is also a noun.
  • statement — something stated.
  • knock — to strike a sounding blow with the fist, knuckles, or anything hard, especially on a door, window, or the like, as in seeking admittance, calling attention, or giving a signal: to knock on the door before entering.

verb bill

  • render — to cause to be or become; make: to render someone helpless.
  • figure — a numerical symbol, especially an Arabic numeral.
  • reckon — to count, compute, or calculate, as in number or amount.
  • record — to set down in writing or the like, as for the purpose of preserving evidence.
  • debit — When your bank debits your account, money is taken from it and paid to someone else.

Antonyms for bill

noun bill

  • coin — A coin is a small piece of metal which is used as money.

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