A printed or written statement of the money owed for goods or services
The beak of a bird, especially when it is slender, flattened, or weak, or belongs to a web-footed bird or a bird of the pigeon family
A medieval weapon like a halberd with a hook instead of a blade
An item of legislation inflicting attainder without judicial process
their bill came to £69
a bird's bill
Short for Treasury bill.
A notation made by a grand jury on an indictment presented to it, when it finds insufficient evidence for prosecution; a case or indictment rejected on these grounds. Also interjection, as an endorsement.
Of a grand jury: to reject (a case) with a notation of ‘no bill’.
(Chiefly with capital initials) a legislative bill concerned with the supply, manufacture, or use of gas.
A steel adze fixed in a wooden handle, used for dressing and cracking millstones; this adze alone (rare).
A promissory note or bill issued by the Navy Board instead of cash payment; (also) a promissory note drawn by a naval officer on the Admiralty (formerly the Navy Board).
A document containing details of wages paid or payable to an employee or group of employees.
= pied-billed; (also as noun) a pied-billed grebe.
A parliamentary bill for levying a poll tax.
The ring-necked duck, Aythya collaris, which has a white band around its grey bill.
A South American pochard, Netta peposaca, the male of which has chiefly black plumage and a pinkish-red bill.
A timetable for a railway or other means of transport, posted as a bill for public view. Compare timetable. Now historical.
A bill of exchange drawn by one bank on another
(Of a doctor) choose reduced fees paid directly by the government via the Medicare system, rather than bill patients fully and bear the cost of billing
An advertising poster, especially for a theater performance
A bill of indictment found by a grand jury to be supported by sufficient evidence to justify prosecution
The amount paid in wages by an employer to employees
A type of halberd with a black head.
A list of those who have died; specifically (Christian Church) a list of dead to be prayed for.
A poster or programme advertising and describing a theatrical performance. Compare playbill. Now chiefly historical.
A nickname for: Wilhelm I, emperor of Germany (1871–88), or (usually) Wilhelm II, emperor of Germany (1888–1918). Now historical.
A proposed piece of legislation concerned with labour conditions, the workforce, etc.
A varied programme of entertainment, often containing elements of dance, music, and drama; also in extended use.
A statement of charges for the use of a telephone.
A version of a Place Act in bill form.
An official return or report of the deaths caused by the plague in a district.
A junior student at Christ Church, Oxford, responsible for recording compulsory chapel attendance by pricking off on a list the names of undergraduates as they enter the college chapel.
A bill to establish by law a certain quota; (British History) a Parliamentary bill passed in March 1795 under which each county and (by a supplementary bill passed in April) each port had to supply a certain quota of men to the navy.
A document which represents a formal undertaking to pay a ransom for something, especially a captured ship (now historical).
Any of various weapons and tools having a head resembling the bill of a raven.
A bill proposing political or constitutional reform; specifically (with capital initials) one of the bills presented to the British parliament which ultimately resulted in one of the Reform Acts.
A weapon or agricultural implement consisting of a staff with a long curved blade at the top and a vertical spike attached to a spur projecting from the back.
Any of several US state laws that require deposits to be paid on beverages sold in recyclable bottles and cans
A provision of US federal law that requires a waiting period for handgun purchases and background checks on those who wish to purchase handguns
(1904–83), German-born British photographer; full name Hermann Wilhelm Brandt. He is best known for his almost abstract treatment of the nude, as in Perspectives of Nudes (1961)
(1937-), US comedian, actor, and writer; full name William Henry Cosby, Jr. He was the first African American to star in a weekly television drama (I Spy; 1965–68). His comedy series The Cosby Show 1984–92 was one of the most successful programs in television history. He wrote Fatherhood (1986) and Love and Marriage (1989)
A programme of entertainment with two main items
(B.1955), American computer entrepreneur; full name William Henry Gates. He co-founded the computer software company Microsoft and became the youngest multibillionaire in American history
(1925–81), American rock-and-roll singer; full name William John Clifton Haley. His song ‘Rock Around the Clock’ (1954) was the first to popularize rock and roll
(In the UK) a legislative bill that combines the characteristics of a private and public bill
A bill for goods or services in paper form, as opposed to one that is delivered electronically
A proposed law that affects the public as a whole
(1893–53), US tennis player; full name William Tatem Tilden II. During 1920–30, he won the men’s singles title at seven US Open and three Wimbledon tournaments. He led the US to seven straight Davis Cup victories 1920–26