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1 : A small paper; a note; a short letter.

2 : A ticket from a public officer directing soldiers at what house to lodge; as, a billet of residence.

3 : of Billet

4 : of Billet

5 : To direct, by a ticket or note, where to lodge. Hence: To quarter, or place in lodgings, as soldiers in private houses.

6 : A small stick of wood, as for firewood.

7 : A short bar of metal, as of gold or iron.

8 : An ornament in Norman work, resembling a billet of wood either square or round.

9 : A strap which enters a buckle.

10 : A loop which receives the end of a buckled strap.

11 : A bearing in the form of an oblong rectangle.

12 : of Billet-doux

13 : A love letter or note.

14 : A round piece of timber at the bow or stern of a whaleboat, around which the harpoon lone is run out when the whale darts off.

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1 : Billet

n.

A small paper; a note; a short letter.

2 : Billet

n.

A ticket from a public officer directing soldiers at what house to lodge; as, a billet of residence.

3 : Billeted

imp. & p. p.

of Billet

4 : Billeting

p. pr. & vb. n.

of Billet

5 : Billet

v. t.

To direct, by a ticket or note, where to lodge. Hence: To quarter, or place in lodgings, as soldiers in private houses.

6 : Billet

n.

A small stick of wood, as for firewood.

7 : Billet

n.

A short bar of metal, as of gold or iron.

8 : Billet

n.

An ornament in Norman work, resembling a billet of wood either square or round.

9 : Billet

n.

A strap which enters a buckle.

10 : Billet

n.

A loop which receives the end of a buckled strap.

11 : Billet

n.

A bearing in the form of an oblong rectangle.

12 : Billets-doux

pl.

of Billet-doux

13 : Billet-doux

n.

A love letter or note.

14 : Billethead

n.

A round piece of timber at the bow or stern of a whaleboat, around which the harpoon lone is run out when the whale darts off.

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This word billet uses 5 unique characters: B E I L T

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From Wikipedia

A billet is a living quarters to which a soldier is assigned to sleep. Historically, a billet was a private dwelling that was required to accept the soldier.

Soldiers are generally billeted in barracks or garrisons when not on combat duty, although in some armies soldiers with families are permitted to maintain a home off-post. Used for a building, the term is more commonly used in British English; United States standard terms are quarters, barracks, "Single (Soldier) Housing" or "Family Housing".

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See also: Billet

Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Pronunciation
    • 1.2 Etymology 1
      • 1.2.1 Noun
        • 1.2.1.1 Translations
    • 1.3 Etymology 2
      • 1.3.1 Noun
      • 1.3.2 Verb
        • 1.3.2.1 Translations
    • 1.4 Etymology 3
      • 1.4.1 Noun
        • 1.4.1.1 Translations
    • 1.5 Anagrams
  • 2 Danish
    • 2.1 Etymology
    • 2.2 Noun
      • 2.2.1 Inflection
  • 3 French
    • 3.1 Etymology
    • 3.2 Pronunciation
    • 3.3 Noun
      • 3.3.1 Related terms
      • 3.3.2 Descendants
    • 3.4 Further reading

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈbɪlɪt/
  • Rhymes: -ɪlɪt

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English bylet, from Anglo-Norman billette (list, schedule), from bille +‎ -ette, from Latin bulla (document).

Noun[edit]

billet (plural billets)

  1. A short informal letter.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, chapter XII, in The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, London: A[ndrew] Millar, OCLC 928184292, book VI:
      However, when his cool reflections returned, he plainly perceived that his case was neither mended nor altered by Sophia's billet []
  2. A written order to quarter soldiers.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Middle French billette (schedule), from bullette, diminutive form of bulle (document), from Medieval Latin bulla, hence cognate with etymology 1 above.

Noun[edit]

billet (plural billets)

  1. A place where a soldier is assigned to lodge.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 19, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      Nothing was too small to receive attention, if a supervising eye could suggest improvements likely to conduce to the common welfare. Mr. Gordon Burnage, for instance, personally visited dust-bins and back premises, accompanied by a sort of village bailiff, going his round like a commanding officer doing billets.
    • 1997, Chris Horrocks, Introducing Foucault, page 9 (Totem Books, Icon Books; ISBN 1840460865
      17 June 1940: Prime Minister Pétain requests armistice. Germans use the Foucaults’ holiday home as officers’ billet. Foucault steals firewood for school from collaborationist militia. Foucault does well at school, but messes up his summer exams in 1940.
  2. An allocated space or berth in a boat or ship.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 10, in The Celebrity:
      The skipper Mr. Cooke had hired at Far Harbor was a God-fearing man with a luke warm interest in his new billet and employer, and had only been prevailed upon to take charge of the yacht after the offer of an emolument equal to half a year's sea pay of an ensign in the navy.
  3. (figuratively) Berth; position.
    • Pall Mall Magazine
      His shafts of satire fly straight to their billet, and there they rankle.

Verb[edit]

billet (third-person singular simple present billets, present participle billeting or billetting, simple past and past participle billeted or billetted)

  1. (transitive, of a householder etc.) To lodge soldiers, or guests, usually by order.
    • Washington Irving (1783-1859)
      Billeted in so antiquated a mansion.
    • 1965, Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom, and other Writings
      Destroy, with entire unpity, raze to the ground, those detestable houses where you billet the progeny of the libertinage of the poor, appalling cloacas, wherefrom there every day spews forth into society a swarm of new-made creatures []
  2. (intransitive, of a soldier) To lodge, or be quartered, in a private house.
  3. (transitive) To direct, by a ticket or note, where to lodge.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Old French billette, from bille (log, tree trunk), from Vulgar Latin *bilia, probably of Gaulish origin (compare Old Irish bile (tree)).

Noun[edit]

billet (plural billets)

  1. (metallurgy) A semi-finished length of metal.
  2. A short piece of wood, especially one used as firewood.
    • William Shakespeare
      They shall beat out my brains with billets.
  3. (heraldry) A rectangle used as a charge on an escutcheon.
  4. (architecture) An ornament in Norman work, resembling a billet of wood, either square or round.
  5. (saddlery) A strap that enters a buckle.
  6. A loop that receives the end of a buckled strap.
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Translations[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

  • LIBlet, Litbel

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French billet.

Noun[edit]

billet c (singular definite billetten, plural indefinite billetter)

  1. ticket (admission to entertainment, pass for transportation)

Inflection[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French billette, from Latin bulla. See French boulette.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bi.jɛ/
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Noun[edit]

billet m (plural billets)

  1. ticket
  2. note, banknote

Related terms[edit]

  • billetterie
  • billetiste
  • billet de banque
  • billet-doux

Descendants[edit]

  • Georgian: ბილეთი (bileti)
  • Volapük: biliet

Further reading[edit]

  • “billet” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).