22 / 03 / 2004

BILL: meaning and examples

Good morning. I hope you had a good weekend.

Today's word is: bill (noun)

It is used in several different ways. The following 3 meanings are the most common.

Meaning 1: A written document that shows how much money you owe someone for services or products that have been received; invoice.

Meaning 2: Paper money; also known as a note.

Meaning 3: A written document that proposes a new law.

The following examples correspond to Meaning 1, 2 and 3 respectively.

Example 1:
This month our telephone bill was almost 200 Euros.

Example 2:
Yesterday was my lucky day; I found a 100 Euro bill on the ground in front of my house.

Example 3:
The opposition party proposed a new bill in congress. They are hoping to reduce the level of domestic violence across the country.

Have a great day!