Translation of "bill" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

bill

noun uk /bɪl/ us /bɪl/
REQUEST FOR PAYMENT 要求付账

A2 [ C or S ] a request for payment of money owed, or the piece of paper on which it is written

账单
an electricity/gas/phone bill 电/煤气/电话费账单
They sent us a bill for the work they had done. 他们寄给我们索要酬金的账单。
She ran up (= caused herself to have) a huge phone bill. 由于与男友电话聊天数小时,她的电话费大增。
They asked the waitress for the bill. 他们叫女服务员把账单拿来。
Could we have the bill, please? 请给我们结账好吗?
Her mother agreed to foot (= pay) the bill. 她母亲同意付账单。
LAW 法律

[ C ] a formal statement of a planned new law that is discussed before being voted on

议案,法案
The bill was amended (= changed). 议案被修订了。
When a bill is passed in Parliament it becomes law. 一旦某项法案在议会通过,它便成为法律。
informal The bill was thrown out (= did not go past the first stage of discussion and will not become law). 这项议案被否决了。
MONEY

B1 [ C ] mainly US UK usually note a piece of paper money

钞票,纸币
a dollar/one-dollar bill 1美元的钞票
a ten-dollar bill 面值10美元的钞票
→ See also billfold
BIRD

[ C ] the beak of a bird

鸟嘴,喙
SIGN 通知

[ C ] a paper sign giving information about something, especially an event or performance

招贴,海报,广告
be on the bill

to be performing in a show

参加表演
There were lots of big names (= famous people) on the bill. 有许多明星参加演出。
head/top the bill

to be the most important actor in a show

领衔,挂头牌,主演
verb uk /bɪl/ us /bɪl/
REQUEST PAYMENT 开账单

[ T ] to give or send someone a bill asking for money that they owe for a product or service

给…开账单;给…寄账单
Please bill me for any expenses you incur. 请把你的所有花费都记在我的账上。
ADVERTISE 广告

[ T usually passive ] to advertise something with a particular description; to describe someone in a particular way in order to advertise them or make them known

做(广告);通过广告宣传
The movie was billed as a romantic comedy. 该电影被宣传成浪漫喜剧。
The young author was billed as "the new Beckett." 这位年轻作家被吹捧为“新贝克特”。

[ T usually passive ] to list a person or performance on a programme of events :

She was billed to perform every night for a period of two weeks.
noun [ S, + sing/pl verb ] uk /bɪl/ us /bɪl/ also the Old Bill UK slang

the police

警察;警方

(Translation of “bill” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)