Definition of 'bill'
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These fluffy sliders with sequin pineapples on them fit the bill perfectly. The Sun (2017)Or lunch where the first person to use their phone pays the whole bill? Times, Sunday Times (2016)But it is not just grocery bills that have been rising. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There are many ways to improve the deals you get on your bills or accounts and it can be hard to prioritise. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Until it appeared on the bill in all its 10 glory. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The fees paid by the loser are substantially reduced and the government bill is expected to be in the low tens of thousands. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Once individual hospitals have worked out whom to charge and how much, the first stage is sending the bill. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I cover the mortgage, bills and food with my wages but have very little left over. The Sun (2016)There are no parents to keep an eye on eating, drinking and paying bills, and many students struggle to make new friends. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There's no way I can afford this bill. The Sun (2016)This would apply to your normal bills and not just if it was lost or stolen. The Sun (2015)Three bank employees plan to steal damaged dollar bills that are supposed to be shredded. The Sun (2011)Details of utility bills began appearing on credit reports last year. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Remind your landlord how you fit the bill and highlight the advantages of keeping you. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They have bills to pay and mouths to feed. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Orange has been sending her bills to my house for years. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The bill would also mean waste being used for animal feed or compost. The Sun (2015)Apple points to a range of practical obstacles to complying with the draft bill. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They huddled under duvets in winter as they could not afford heating bills. The Sun (2009)We are short on money and struggling to pay bills and buy food. The Sun (2011)Thoughts of tax bills or the price of petrol should do the trick. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We dread to think what his drinks expenses bill will be! The Sun (2007)The insurer pays out to cover the cost of mortgage payments and other bills after a diagnosis. Times, Sunday Times (2010)How will this affect the company accounts and tax bill? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Or are you looking at a large refund bill? Times, Sunday Times (2014)It would be able to use this to reduce future bills. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He puts a twenty dollar bill on the table. Christianity Today (2000)Charges will appear on your bill as they would while roaming. The Sun (2015)It is possible to save hundreds of pounds on your annual food bills with just a few changes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Our manager apologised unreservedly to the family at the time and also waived the meal bill as a gesture of goodwill. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We need more transparency and scrutiny of all parts of the bill, including network charges. Times, Sunday Times (2014)So after a long haul, the bill should become law by this time next year. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I pieced the whole bill together and it showed she owes a lot of money. The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'bill'
British English: bill /bɪl/ NOUN
account A bill is a written statement of money that you owe for goods or services.
He paid his bill for the newspapers.
- American English: bill account
- Arabic: فاتُورَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: conta
- Chinese: 帐单
- Croatian: račun
- Czech: účet k zaplacení
- Danish: regning
- Dutch: rekening factuur
- European Spanish: cuenta factura
- Finnish: lasku maksettava
- French: note addition
- German: Rechnung
- Greek: λογαριασμός
- Italian: conto
- Japanese: 請求書
- Korean: 계산서
- Norwegian: regning
- Polish: rachunek
- European Portuguese: conta
- Romanian: factură
- Russian: счет финансовый документ
- Spanish: cuenta factura
- Swedish: räkning
- Thai: ใบแจ้งหนี้
- Turkish: hesap
- Ukrainian: рахунок
- Vietnamese: hóa đơn
British English: bill /bɪl/ NOUN
in parliament In parliament, a bill is a formal statement of a proposed new law that is discussed and then voted on.
...the toughest crime bill that has been passed in a decade.
- American English: bill legislation
- Arabic: مَشْرُوع قانون
- Brazilian Portuguese: projeto de lei
- Chinese: 议案
- Croatian: prijedlog zakona
- Czech: návrh zákona
- Danish: lovforslag
- Dutch: wetsontwerp
- European Spanish: proyecto de ley
- Finnish: lakiesitys
- French: projet de loi
- German: Gesetzentwurf
- Greek: νομοσχέδιο
- Italian: progetto di legge
- Japanese: 法案 legislation
- Korean: 법안
- Norwegian: lovforslag
- Polish: projekt ustawy
- European Portuguese: projeto de lei
- Romanian: proiect de lege
- Russian: законопроект
- Spanish: proyecto de ley
- Swedish: proposition
- Thai: ร่างกฎหมาย
- Turkish: yasa
- Ukrainian: законопроект
- Vietnamese: dự luật
British English: bill VERB
If you bill someone for goods or services you have provided them with, you give or send them a bill stating how much money they owe you for these goods or services.
Are you going to bill me for this?
Definition of bill from the Collins English Dictionary
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