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Definition 1: the entertainment offered at a public presentation - [noun denoting act]

(bill is a kind of ...) a performance (or series of performances) at a public presentation

"the program lasted more than two hours"

Definition 2: horny projecting mouth of a bird - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for bill in the sense of this definition

(bill is a kind of ...) the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening

"she wiped lipstick from her mouth"

(... is a kind of bill ) the fleshy, waxy covering at the base of the upper beak of some birds

(... is part of bill) warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings

Definition 3: a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where bill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead

Synonyms for bill in the sense of this definition

(bill is a kind of ...) a circular projection that sticks outward from the crown of a hat

(... is part of bill) a cap with a bill

(... is part of bill) a cap with a flat circular top and a visor

Definition 4: a cutting tool with a sharp edge - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where bill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he used a bill to prune branches off of the tree

Synonyms for bill in the sense of this definition

(bill is a kind of ...) a tool used with workers' hands

Definition 5: a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where bill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a poster advertised the coming attractions

Synonyms for bill in the sense of this definition

(bill is a kind of ...) a public display of a message

"he posted signs in all the shop windows"

(... is a kind of bill ) a poster advertising a show or play

(... is a kind of bill ) a card with words or numbers or pictures that is flashed to a class by the teacher

Definition 6: an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where bill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he paid his bill and left
  • send me an account of what I owe

Synonyms for bill in the sense of this definition

(bill is a kind of ...) a document showing credits and debits

(... is a kind of bill ) a bill for money owed for electricity used

(... is a kind of bill ) statement of charges for staying in a hotel

(... is a kind of bill ) statement of charges for medical services

(... is a kind of bill ) statement of charges for telephone service

(... is a kind of bill ) a bill for an amount due

(... is a kind of bill ) money owed for taxes

(... is a kind of bill ) the bill in a restaurant

"he asked the waiter for the check"

Definition 7: an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where bill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he mailed the circular to all subscribers

Synonyms for bill in the sense of this definition

(bill is a kind of ...) a public promotion of some product or service

(... is a kind of bill ) an advertising circular that is enclosed with other material and (usually) sent by mail

Definition 8: a statute in draft before it becomes law - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where bill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they held a public hearing on the bill

Synonyms for bill in the sense of this definition

(bill is a kind of ...) (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

(... is a kind of bill ) a legislative act proposing to authorize the expenditure of public funds for a specified purpose

(... is a kind of bill ) a legislative act finding a person guilty of treason or felony without a trial

"bills of attainder are prohibited by the Constitution of the United States"

(... is a kind of bill ) a statute that would require merchants to reclaim used bottles

(... is a kind of bill ) a statute that would regulate farm production and prices

(... is a kind of bill ) a statute that would regulate foreign trade

(bill is a part of ...) a clause that is appended to a legislative bill

(bill belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 9: a list of particulars (as a playbill or bill of fare) - [noun denoting communication]

(bill is a kind of ...) a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)

(... is a kind of bill ) a list of goods received at a customhouse for export or import

(... is a kind of bill ) a consignment of merchandise

(... is a kind of bill ) a list of dishes available at a restaurant

"the menu was in French"

(... is a kind of bill ) a theatrical program

"he couldn't find her name on the playbill"

Definition 10: a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank) - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where bill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes

Synonyms for bill in the sense of this definition

(bill is a kind of ...) currency issued by a government or central bank and consisting of printed paper that can circulate as a substitute for specie

(... is a kind of bill ) formerly a bank note issued by the United States Treasury and redeemable in silver

(... is a kind of bill ) a United States bill worth 100 dollars

(... is a kind of bill ) a United States bill worth 50 dollars

(... is a kind of bill ) a United States bill worth 20 dollars

(... is a kind of bill ) a United States bill worth 10 dollars

(... is a kind of bill ) a United States bill worth 5 dollars

(... is a kind of bill ) a United States bill worth 2 dollars

(... is a kind of bill ) a piece of paper money worth one dollar

Definition 11: advertise especially by posters or placards - [verb of communication]

Samples where bill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He was billed as the greatest tenor since Caruso

(bill is a kind of ...) make publicity for; try to sell (a product)

"The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model" "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"

Definition 12: publicize or announce by placards - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for bill in the sense of this definition

(bill is a kind of ...) publicize with, or as if with, a poster

"I'll post the news on the bulletin board"

Definition 13: demand payment - [verb of possession]

Samples where bill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for bill in the sense of this definition

(bill is a kind of ...) keep an account of

(... is a kind of bill ) impose and collect

"levy a fine"

(... is a kind of bill ) exact a tithe from

"The church was tithed"

(... is a kind of bill ) charge (a person or a property) with a payment, such as a tax or a fine

(... is a kind of bill ) charge (someone) too little money

(... is a kind of bill ) charge an extra fee, as for a special service

(... is a kind of bill ) send an bill to

"She invoiced the company for her expenses"

(bill has a similar meaning as ...) enter a certain amount as a charge

"he charged me $15"

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