bill Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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billnoun [C]

 us   /bɪl/

bill noun [C] (REQUEST FOR PAYMENT)

a list of expenses to be paid, or the total amount of costs or expenses: We still have doctors’ bills to pay. A bill is also a check .

bill noun [C] (MONEY)

a piece of paper money: He pulled out a thick wad of bills and gave me $20.

bill noun [C] (LAW)

politics & government a formal statement of a planned new law that is discussed by a government or legislature before being voted on: After a bill is passed by both houses of Congress, it becomes law when the president signs it.

bill noun [C] (BIRD)

the beak of a bird

billverb [T]

 us   /bɪl/

bill verb [T] (REQUEST PAYMENT)

to send someone a statement of what is owed: Some places will bill you, but at others you have to pay right away.
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