bill (noun) LISTEN
A bill is a statement of money to be paid for goods or services.
- Sheila pays her credit card bill as soon as she receives it.
- Ellen called customer service to have them correct her phone bill.
A bill is also a piece of paper currency.
- Do you have change for a $20 bill?
A bill can also be a proposed new law.
- They expect the spending bill to pass both houses of the legislature by a slim majority.
Did you know?
The beak of a bird is called a bill and because the visor of a cap is shaped like a bird’s beak, it is also called a bill.
In pop culture
“Bills, Bills, Bills” is a song about someone who expects his partner to pay his bills. That’s never a good basis for a relationship! Watch the cast of Glee cover this Destiny’s Child song:
There are other meanings of bill.