bill1 [bil]
[ME bille < Anglo-L billa, altered < ML bulla, sealed document < L, knob, bubble: see BOIL1]
1. a statement, usually itemized, of charges for goods or services; invoice
2. a statement or list, as a menu, theater program, ship's roster, etc.
3. a poster or handbill, esp. one announcing a circus, show, etc.
4. the entertainment offered in a theater
5. a draft of a law proposed to a lawmaking body
6. a bill of exchange
7. any promissory note
a) a bank note or piece of paper money
b) Slang a hundred dollars or a hundred-dollar bill
9. Obs. a written document, esp. one with a seal
10. Law a written declaration of charges or complaints filed in a legal action
1. to make out a bill of (items); list
2. to present a statement of charges to
a) to advertise by bills or posters
b) to book or engage (a performer or performance)
4. to post bills or placards throughout (a town, etc.)
5. to book for shipping
☆ fill the bill
Informal to meet the requirements
bill2 [bil]
[ME & OE bile < IE base * bhei-, to strike]
1. the horny jaws of a bird, usually projecting to a point; beak
2. a beaklike mouth part, as of a turtle
3. the point of an anchor fluke
4. the peak, or visor, of a cap
1. to touch bills together
2. to caress someone lovingly: now only in the phrase bill and coo, to kiss, talk softly, etc. in a loving way
bill3 [bil]
[ME bil < OE bill: for IE base see BILL2]
1. a medieval weapon having a hook-shaped blade with a spike at the back, mounted on a long staff

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