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I am in the process of trying to decide whether I can make a substantive and productive contribution to the policy-making process. I was always there because I wanted to work on the pressing issues of the day - I'm interested in energy, I'm interested in the climate bill and technology policy.
Charles Bass

Meaning of "bill" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BILL

From Anglo-Latin billa, alteration of Late Latin bulla document, bull³.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BILL

bill  [bɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BILL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bill is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb bill in English.

WHAT DOES BILL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of bill in the English dictionary

The first definition of bill in the dictionary is money owed for goods or services supplied. Other definition of bill is a written or printed account or statement of money owed. Bill is also such an account for food and drink in a restaurant, hotel, etc Usual US and Canadian word: check.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BILL

PRESENT

Present
I bill
you bill
he/she/it bills
we bill
you bill
they bill
Present continuous
I am billing
you are billing
he/she/it is billing
we are billing
you are billing
they are billing
Present perfect
I have billed
you have billed
he/she/it has billed
we have billed
you have billed
they have billed
Present perfect continuous
I have been billing
you have been billing
he/she/it has been billing
we have been billing
you have been billing
they have been billing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I billed
you billed
he/she/it billed
we billed
you billed
they billed
Past continuous
I was billing
you were billing
he/she/it was billing
we were billing
you were billing
they were billing
Past perfect
I had billed
you had billed
he/she/it had billed
we had billed
you had billed
they had billed
Past perfect continuous
I had been billing
you had been billing
he/she/it had been billing
we had been billing
you had been billing
they had been billing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will bill
you will bill
he/she/it will bill
we will bill
you will bill
they will bill
Future continuous
I will be billing
you will be billing
he/she/it will be billing
we will be billing
you will be billing
they will be billing
Future perfect
I will have billed
you will have billed
he/she/it will have billed
we will have billed
you will have billed
they will have billed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been billing
you will have been billing
he/she/it will have been billing
we will have been billing
you will have been billing
they will have been billing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would bill
you would bill
he/she/it would bill
we would bill
you would bill
they would bill
Conditional continuous
I would be billing
you would be billing
he/she/it would be billing
we would be billing
you would be billing
they would be billing
Conditional perfect
I would have bill
you would have bill
he/she/it would have bill
we would have bill
you would have bill
they would have bill
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been billing
you would have been billing
he/she/it would have been billing
we would have been billing
you would have been billing
they would have been billing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you bill
we let´s bill
you bill
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to bill
Past participle
billed
Present Participle
billing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BILL

bilker
bill broker
bill of adventure
bill of attainder
bill of costs
bill of entry
bill of exchange
bill of fare
bill of goods
bill of health
bill of indictment
bill of lading
bill of quantities
Bill of Rights
bill of sale
billable
billabong
billboard
billbook
billbug

WORDS THAT END LIKE BILL

back and fill
chill
fill
fit the bill
free-will
grill
hill
ill
kill
mill
over the hill
run of the mill
run-of-the-mill
skill
still
till
vill
what you will
will
with a will

Synonyms and antonyms of bill in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BILL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «bill» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of bill

Translation of «bill» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BILL

Find out the translation of bill to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of bill from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «bill» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

帐单
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cuenta
570 millions of speakers

English

bill
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बिल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فاتُورَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

счет
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

conta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

note
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bil
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rechnung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

請求書
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

계산서
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bill
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hóa đơn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ரசீது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बिल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

fatura
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

conto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rachunek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

рахунок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

factură
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λογαριασμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wetsontwerp
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

räkning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

regning
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bill

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BILL»

The term «bill» is very widely used and occupies the 2.466 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BILL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «bill» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «bill» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bill

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «BILL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word bill.
1
Peter Agre
In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, a bill opening one half million square miles of territory in the western United States for settlement.
2
Spencer Bachus
Most illegals are without health insurance, and when these workers need emergency healthcare, the American taxpayer gets stuck with the bill.
3
Haley Barbour
Most Americans are more concerned about the economy and job creation. And they can't understand why the Obama administration or the Democrat majority in Congress wants to pass a bill like the cap-and-trade tax that will cost us jobs, that will hurt our economy, that will drive up costs for families, as well as for small businesses.
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Charles Bass
I am in the process of trying to decide whether I can make a substantive and productive contribution to the policy-making process. I was always there because I wanted to work on the pressing issues of the day - I'm interested in energy, I'm interested in the climate bill and technology policy.
5
John Battelle
Bill Gates has become the patron saint of philanthropy and the poster child of rebirth, and from what I can tell, rightly so.
6
Edgar Bergen
So many people are working in vaudeville today that I looked for three weeks to book enough acts for an hour bill and didn't have them until the night before we opened in Buffalo and money was no object!
7
Bo Bice
I think America did a great job. I think Carrie Underwood fits the bill of American Idol. She's a wonderful girl, and she's gonna have a great career.
8
Charles M. Blow
The Obama years will be remembered as a cultural - and legal - tipping point for equality for all people who do not identify as strictly heterosexual, arguably the civil rights movement of our times. The president signed the bill repealing 'don't ask, don't tell.' The Defense of Marriage Act was struck down by the Supreme Court.
9
Roy Blunt
I co-sponsored the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Act to improve access to mental health services for people in the criminal justice system. This bill would give law enforcement officers the tools they need to identify and respond to mental health issues, while continuing to support mental health courts and crisis intervention teams.
10
Christopher Bond
More time on paperwork means less time spent with students or preparing lessons for students. It is as simple as that. The numerous reforms in the bill will go a long way to free our time of special educators.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BILL»

Discover the use of bill in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bill and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The University in Ruins
Tracing the roots of the modern American University in German philosophy and in the work of British thinkers such as Newman and Arnold, Bill Readings argues that the integrity of the modern University has been linked to the nation-state, ...
Bill Readings, 1996
2
Bill Gates: Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
A biography of the man who created Microsoft, from his childhood to his current role running the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Jeanne M. Lesinski, 2009
3
Dollar Bill Origami
Step-by-step instructions and clear diagrams show paper folders at all levels of expertise how to fashion 37 origami models from dollar bills.
John Montroll, 2003
4
Ten Things I Learned from Bill Porter: The Inspiring True ...
One of those people was Shelly Brady, first hired by Porter as a typist and driver, later to become his great friend. In this inspiring book, she brings together his lessons.
Shelly Brady, 2010
5
Bill Hylton's Ultimate Guide to the Router Table
In either case, this book gives the woodworker all the information they need to use their router table. Basic router-table knowledge is covered in the first chapter: safety issues, setup fundamentals, feed direction and workpiece control.
Bill Hylton, 2007
6
Simply Bill
Photographed in a northern beaches home with a contemporary kitchen and open indoor and outdoor living areas, this book will display the same light and sunny mood that is characteristic of Bills books.
Bill Granger, 2005
7
Post-colonial Studies: The Key Concepts
This volume provides an essential key to understanding the issues that characterize post-colonialism, explaining what it is, where it is encountered and why it is crucial in forging new cultural identities, Among the subjects defined and ...
Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, Helen Tiffin, 2000
8
My Big Lie
Little Bill gets in big trouble when he tells a fib to explain why he has come home late for dinner, in the eighth title of a popular series that proves that honesty is the best policy. Simultaneous.
Bill Cosby, 1999
9
My Name is Bill: Bill Wilson : His Life and the Creation of ...
Now, acclaimed author Susan Cheever paints a remarkably human portrait of Bill Wilson, the man who created the famous Twelve-Step Programme and, with his friend, Dr Bob Smith, founded AA. Using extensive research, Cheever traces Wilson's ...
Susan Cheever, 2004
10
Getting Stronger: Weight Training for Sports
Provides information on general conditioning and bodybuilding, including strength training for twenty-one sports.
Bill Pearl, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BILL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bill is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Bill Cosby said in 2005 that he got sedative to give women for sex
(CNN) Bill Cosby admitted under oath that he got a sort of sedative for the purpose of giving the drug to young women with whom he wanted to ... «CNN, Jul 15»
2
'Right-to-die' bill faces critical vote Tuesday
On the eve of Tuesday's critical vote in an Assembly hearing, an aid-in-dying bill is facing resistance from the most unexpected corner: ... «Eureka Times Standard, Jul 15»
3
South Carolina bill to remove Confederate flag advances
South Carolina's Senate has passed a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol in Columbia. It was put forward after the flag ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
4
Bill set to speed up sexual assault investigations
The bill, introduced by Rep. Brandon Neuman, D-Washington County, would speed up DNA testing on sexual assault evidence kits, more ... «Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jul 15»
5
California right-to-die bill struggling ahead of key vote
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A bill that would allow California physicians to help terminally ill patients end their lives is struggling for support ... «The Denver Post, Jul 15»
6
Hassan vetoes bill to remove concealed carry license
In her veto message, Hassan said a bill to remove the licensing requirement for carrying concealed firearms would undo the state's “common ... «Washington Times, Jul 15»
7
White House threatens to veto House education bill
The Obama administration said Monday night it would veto a House Republican bill updating the No Child Left Behind education law under ... «Washington Examiner, Jul 15»
8
Hemp in Oregon: In surprise move, Senate rejects bill to pause …
The 13-17 vote against House Bill 2668 came after critics said the state Department of Agriculture should be left alone to work out these kinds ... «OregonLive.com, Jul 15»
9
Simple bill to help vets shows things in Congress aren't so simple
WASHINGTON — A bill that would create a uniform identification card for U.S. military veterans is in the final stages of its journey from idea to ... «Macon Telegraph, Jul 15»
10
Carli Lloyd for the $10 bill?
U.S. Soccer has a suggestion for the plan to put a woman on the $10 bill: Why not Carli Lloyd and Hope Solo , two of the brightest stars of the ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»

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