meaning of billet

billet meaning in General Dictionary

a little stick of wood in terms of firewood

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  • To direct by a ticket or note where you should lodge Hence To quarter or devote lodgings as troops in private houses
  • a tiny paper a note a short page
  • a short private letter
  • provide housing for (armed forces employees)
  • lodging for armed forces personnel (especially in a personal home)
  • a job in a business
  • a little report; a note; a short page.
  • A ticket from a public officer directing troops at exactly what home to lodge; because, a billet of residence.
  • To direct, by a ticket or note, where you can lodge. Thus: To quarter, or place in lodgings, as soldiers in exclusive houses.
  • a tiny stick of lumber, as for firewood.
  • a brief bar of metal, as of silver or metal.
  • An ornament in Norman work, resembling a billet of lumber either square or round.
  • A strap which comes into a buckle.
  • a loop which obtains the end of a buckled strap.
  • A bearing in the form of an oblong rectangle.

billet meaning in Law Dictionary

soldier's quarters in a civilian's residence; or perhaps the ticket which authorizes him to reside them. In French legislation. A bill or promissory note. Billet A ordre, a bill payable to order. Billet d vue, a bill payable at picture. Billet de complaisance, an accommodation bill. Billet de modification, an engagement to provide, at a future time, a bill of exchange, which the celebration is not at that time ready to offer. Story, Bills,


billet meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1590s, "to designate quarters to," early in the day, as a noun, "official record or register" (center English), from Anglo-French billette "list, routine," diminutive of bille (view costs (n.1)). Relevant: Billeted; billeting.

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  • dense stick of lumber, mid-15c., from Middle French billette, diminutive of bille "stick of timber" (see billiards).
  • "document, note;" see billet-doux.

billet meaning in Business Dictionary

overall, semi-finished solid material kind, generally having a cross-section of 105 to 230 square centimeters (... square inch), and rolled into finished 'long products' such bars, stations, and rods.


billet - German to English

violation


billet - French to English

violation

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  • bank-note
  • lottery admission
  • costs [Am.]

billet meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A small paper; a note; a brief letter.

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  • (letter.) A ticket from a public officer directing soldiers at just what household to lodge; since, a billet of residence.
  • (v. t.) To direct, by a ticket or note, locations to lodge. Therefore: To quarter, or invest lodgings, as troops in personal homes.
  • (letter.) A tiny stick of lumber, for firewood.
  • (letter.) A brief bar of material, by silver or metal.
  • (n.) An ornament in Norman work, resembling a billet of wood either square or round.
  • (n.) A strap which goes into a buckle.
  • (n.) A loop which gets the end of a buckled band.
  • (letter.) A bearing in the shape of an oblong rectangle.

Sentence Examples with the word billet

As soon as a hot billet A is withdrawn by pushing it endwise out of the exit door B, the whole row is pushed forward by a set of mechanical pushers C, the billets sliding on the raised water-cooled pipes D, and, in the hotter part of the furnace, on the magnesite bricks E, on which iron slides easily when red-hot.

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