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billard | billbeetle | billboard | billbug | billed | Billet | billet doux | billet-doux | billethead | billfish | billfold

Billet

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Noun, Verb (transitive)
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bil=let

CIDE DICTIONARY

Billetn. [F. billet, dim. of an OF. bille bill. See Bill a writing.].
  •  A small paper; a note; a short letter.  Sterne.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A ticket from a public officer directing soldiers at what house to lodge; as, a billet of residence.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Quarters or place to which one is assigned, as by a billet or ticket; berth; position. Also used fig.  [1913 Webster]
    "The men who cling to easy billets ashore."  [1913 Webster]
    "His shafts of satire fly straight to their billet, and there they rankle."  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Billetv. t. [From Billet a ticket.].
     To direct, by a ticket or note, where to lodge. Hence: To quarter, or place in lodgings, as soldiers in private houses.  [1913 Webster]
    "Billeted in so antiquated a mansion."  [1913 Webster]
Billetn. [F. billette, bille, log; of unknown origin; a different word from bille ball. Cf. Billiards, Billot.].
  •  A small stick of wood, as for firewood.  [1913 Webster]
    "They shall beat out my brains with billets."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A short bar of metal, as of gold or iron.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An ornament in Norman work, resembling a billet of wood either square or round.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A strap which enters a buckle.  Knight.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A bearing in the form of an oblong rectangle.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Billet, n. & v.
--n.
1 a a place where troops etc. are lodged, usu. with civilians. b a written order requiring a householder to lodge the bearer, usu. a soldier.
2 colloq. a situation; a job.
--v.tr. (billeted, billeting)
1 (usu. foll. by on, in, at) quarter (soldiers etc.).
2 (of a householder) provide (a soldier etc.) with board and lodging.

Derivative
billetee n. billeter n.
Billet, n.
1 a thick piece of firewood.
2 a small metal bar.
3 Archit. each of a series of short rolls inserted at intervals in Norman decorative mouldings.

Etymology
ME f. F billette small log, ult. prob. of Celtic orig.

THESAURUS

Billet

achievement, acknowledgment, alerion, anchor, animal charge, annulet, answer, appointment, argent, armorial bearings, armory, arms, azure, bandeau, bar, bar sinister, baton, beam, bearings, bed, bend, bend sinister, berth, bestow, billet at, bivouac, blazon, blazonry, board, boarding, bordure, broad arrow, bunk, burrow, business letter, cadency mark, camp, canton, chaplet, charge, chevron, chief, chit, clapboard, coat of arms, cockatrice, colonize, come to anchor, communication, connection, cord, cordwood, coronet, crescent, crest, cross, cross moline, crown, deal, device, difference, differencing, dispatch, domesticate, domicile, domiciliate, driftwood, drop anchor, eagle, employment, engagement, ensconce, entertain, epistle, ermine, ermines, erminites, erminois, escutcheon, establish residence, falcon, favor, fess, fess point, field, file, firewood, flanch, fleur-de-lis, fret, fur, fusil, garland, gig, griffin, gules, gyron, harbor, hardwood, hatchment, helmet, heraldic device, hive, honor point, house, hut, impalement, impaling, incumbency, inescutcheon, ingot, inhabit, job, keep house, label, lath, lathing, lathwork, letter, line, lion, live at, locate, lodge, log, lozenge, lumber, mantling, marshaling, martlet, mascle, message, metal, missive, moonlighting, moor, motto, move, mullet, nest, nombril point, note, octofoil, office, opening, or, ordinary, orle, pale, paly, panelboard, paneling, panelwork, park, pean, people, perch, pheon, place, plank, planking, plyboard, plywood, pole, populate, position, post, puncheon, purpure, put up, quarter, quartering, relocate, reply, rescript, reside, rod, room, roost, rose, sable, saltire, scutcheon, second job, service, set up housekeeping, set up shop, settle, settle down, shake, sheathing, sheathing board, sheeting, shelter, shield, shingle, sideboard, siding, sit down, situation, slab, slat, softwood, splat, spot, spread eagle, squat, stable, stand, station, stave, stay at, stick, stick of wood, stovewood, strike root, strip, subordinary, take residence at, take root, take up residence, tenne, tenure, three-by-four, timber, timbering, timberwork, tincture, torse, tressure, two-by-four, unicorn, vacancy, vair, vert, weatherboard, wood, wreath, yale

ROGET THESAURUS

Billet

Correspondence

N correspondence, letter, epistle, note, billet, post card, missive, circular, favor, billet-doux, chit, chitty, letter card, picture post card, postal, card, despatch, dispatch, bulletin, these presents, rescript, rescription, post, epistolary, furor scribendi.

Apportionment

VB apportion, divide, distribute, administer, dispense, billet, allot, detail, cast, share, mete, portion out, parcel out, dole out, deal, carve, allocate, ration, ration out, assign, separate, partition, assign, appropriate, appoint, come in for one's share.

Indication

N indication, symbolism, symbolization, semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics, Zeitgeist, characteristic, diagnostic, lineament, feature, trait, fingerprint, voiceprint, footprint, noseprint, cloven hoof, footfall, recognition (memory), diagnostic, divining rod, detector, sign, symbol, index, indice, indicator, point, pointer, exponent, note, token, symptom, dollar sign, dollar mark, type, figure, emblem, cipher, device, representation, epigraph, motto, posy, gesture, gesticulation, pantomime, wink, glance, leer, nod, shrug, beck, touch, nudge, dactylology, dactylonomy, freemasonry, telegraphy, chirology, byplay, dumb show, cue, hint, clue, clew, key, scent, signal, signal post, rocket, blue light, watch fire, watch tower, telegraph, semaphore, flagstaff, cresset, fiery cross, calumet, heliograph, guidon, headlight, mark, scratch, line, stroke, dash, score, stripe, streak, tick, dot, point, notch, nick, print, imprint, impress, impression, keyboard symbols, printing symbols, red letter, italics, sublineation, underlining, bold font, jotting, note, annotation, reference, blaze, cedilla, guillemets, hachure, quotation marks, ", double quotes, " ", parentheses, "( )", brackets, "", braces, "", left arrow, "<", right arrow, ">", forward slash, "/", backward slash, "\", exclamation point, "!", commercial at, "@", pound sign, "#", percent sign, "%", carat, "", ampersand, "&", asterisk, "*", hyphen, "-", dash, "-", "_", em dash, "--", plus sign, "+", equals sign, "=", question mark, "?", period, ", ", semicolon, ", ", colon, ":", comma, ", ", apostrophe, "'", single quote, "'", tilde, "~", badge, criterion, countercheck, countermark, countersign, counterfoil, duplicate, tally, label, ticket, billet, letter, counter, check, chip, chop, dib, totem, tessera, card, bill, witness, voucher, stamp, cacher, trade mark, Hall mark, signature, mark, autograph, autography, attestation, hand, hand writing, sign manual, cipher, seal, sigil, signet, hand and seal, paraph, brand, superscription, indorsement, endorsement, password, watchword, catchword, security card, pass, passkey, credentials, open sesame, timbrology, mot de passe, mot du guet, pass-parole, shibboleth, title, heading, docket, address card, visiting card, carte de visite, insignia, banner, banneret, bannerol, bandrol, flag, colors, streamer, standard, eagle, labarum, oriflamb, oriflamme, figurehead, ensign, pennon, pennant, pendant, burgee, blue Peter, jack, ancient, gonfalon, union jack, banderole, old glory, quarantine flag, vexillum, yellow-flag, yellow jack, tricolor, stars and stripes, bunting, heraldry, crest, coat of arms, arms, armorial bearings, hatchment, escutcheon, scutcheon, shield, supporters, livery, uniform, cockade, epaulet, chevron, garland, love knot, favor, beacon, cairn, post, staff, flagstaff, hand, pointer, vane, cock, weathercock, guidepost, handpost, fingerpost, directing post, signpost, pillars of Hercules, pharos, bale-fire, beacon-fire, l'etoile du Nord, landmark, seamark, lighthouse, balize, polestar, loadstar, lodestar, cynosure, guide, address, direction, name, sign, signboard, warning, omen, prefigurement, trace, record, warning &c, alarm, scepter, trophy, gauge, milestone, milepost, brand, fool's cap, check, telltale, test, mileage ticket, milliary, notification, advertisement, word of command, call, bugle call, trumpet call, bell, alarum, cry, battle cry, rallying cry, angelus, reveille, sacring bell, sanctus bell, exposition &c (explanation), proof, pattern, indicating, indicative, indicatory, denotative, connotative, diacritical, representative, typical, symbolic, pantomimic, pathognomonic, symptomatic, characteristic, demonstrative, diagnostic, exponential, emblematic, armorial, individual, known by, recognizable by, indicated, pointed, marked, denotable, indelible, in token of, symbolically, in dumb show, ecce signum, ex ungue leonem, ex pede Herculem, vide ut supra, vultus ariete fortior.


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