browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
billet

more about billet

billet


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Billet  \Bil"let\,  n. 
  Quarters  or  place  to  which  one  is  assigned,  as  by  a  billet  or 
  ticket;  berth;  position.  Also  used  fig.  [Colloq.] 
 
  The  men  who  cling  to  easy  billets  ashore.  --Harper's 
  Mag. 
 
  His  shafts  of  satire  fly  straight  to  their  billet,  and 
  there  they  rankle.  --Pall  Mall 
  Mag. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Billet  \Bil"let\,  n.  [F.  billette  bille,  log  of  unknown 
  origin;  a  different  word  from  bille  ball.  Cf  {Billiards}, 
  {Billot}.] 
  1.  A  small  stick  of  wood,  as  for  firewood. 
 
  They  shall  beat  out  my  brains  with  billets.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (Metal.)  A  short  bar  of  metal,  as  of  gold  or  iron. 
 
  3.  (Arch.)  An  ornament  in  Norman  work  resembling  a  billet  of 
  wood  either  square  or  round. 
 
  4.  (Saddlery) 
  a  A  strap  which  enters  a  buckle. 
  b  A  loop  which  receives  the  end  of  a  buckled  strap. 
  --Knight. 
 
  5.  (Her.)  A  bearing  in  the  form  of  an  oblong  rectangle. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Billard  \Bil"lard\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  English  fish,  allied  to  the  cod;  the  coalfish.  [Written 
  also  {billet}  and  {billit}.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Billet  \Bil"let\,  n.  [F.  billet,  dim.  of  an  OF  bille  bill.  See 
  {Bill}  a  writing.] 
  1.  A  small  paper;  a  note;  a  short  letter.  ``I  got  your 
  melancholy  billet.''  --Sterne. 
 
  2.  A  ticket  from  a  public  officer  directing  soldiers  at  what 
  house  to  lodge;  as  a  billet  of  residence. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Billet  \Bil"let\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Billeted};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Billeting}.]  [From  {Billet}  a  ticket.]  (Mil.) 
  To  direct,  by  a  ticket  or  note,  where  to  lodge.  Hence:  To 
  quarter,  or  place  in  lodgings,  as  soldiers  in  private  houses. 
 
  Billeted  in  so  antiquated  a  mansion.  --W.  Irving. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  billet 
  n  :  for  military  personnel  (especially  in  a  private  home) 
  v  :  provide  housing  for  of  military  personnel  [syn:  {quarter}, 
  {canton}] 




more about billet