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noun [countable] bill pronunciation in British English /bɪl/
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  1. 1
    a written statement showing how much money you owe someone for goods or services you have received

    a telephone bill

    bill for:

    I hate to think what the bill for the repairs will be.

    pay/settle a bill:

    I always pay my bills on time.

    1. a.
      the amount of money you have to pay for something

      Their grocery bill is around £50 per week.

      The firm says it cannot find the cash to meet its wage bill.

    2. b.
      a piece of paper that shows how much money you owe after eating in a restaurant. The usual American word is check

      Could we have the bill, please?

  2. 3
    American a banknote

    a $100 bill

  3. 4
    a list of events and performers at a concert, show etc
    top the bill (=be the most important performer):

    He’ll be topping the bill at the show next month.

  4. 5
    a bird’s beak
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