Definition of bill verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    bill

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//bɪl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɪl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bill
    BrE BrE//bɪl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɪl//
     
    he / she / it bills
    BrE BrE//bɪlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɪlz//
     
    past simple billed
    BrE BrE//bɪld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɪld//
     
    past participle billed
    BrE BrE//bɪld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɪld//
     
    -ing form billing
    BrE BrE//ˈbɪlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɪlɪŋ//
     
     
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    ask for payment
  1. 1bill somebody (for something) to send somebody a bill for something Please bill me for the books. You will be billed monthly for the service. The cost will be billed to your account.
  2. advertise
  3. 2[usually passive] bill somebody/something as something to advertise or describe somebody/something in a particular way He was billed as the new Tom Cruise.
  4. 3[usually passive] bill somebody/something to do something to advertise that somebody/something will do something She was billed to speak on ‘China—Yesterday and Today’.
  5. Word Originverb Middle English (denoting a written list or catalogue): from Anglo-Norman French bille, probably based on medieval Latin bulla ‘seal, sealed document’.Idioms (old-fashioned, informal) if two people who are in love bill and coo, they kiss and speak in a loving way to each other
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