verb (used with object), bil·let·ed, bil·let·ing.
verb (used without object), bil·let·ed, bil·let·ing.
Words nearby billet
Origin of billet1
OTHER WORDS FROM billetbil·let·er, nounun·bil·let·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for billeted
He was billeted with a Fourth Division infantry unit floating a few miles out in the Channel.The Story of the American Journalists Who Landed on D-Day|Timothy M. Gay|June 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Yes, their only son was shot by the Germans when they billeted there.Leaves from a Field Note-Book|J. H. Morgan
"I found out, from the landlord, that all the fifteen men we saw here were billeted upon him," Percy said.The Young Franc Tireurs|G. A. Henty
The mother of four of them was a widow, the fifth child was apparently a pauper, billeted upon her in consideration of 5s.
British Dictionary definitions for billeted (1 of 2)
verb -lets, -leting or -leted
Derived forms of billetbilletee, nounbilleter, noun
Word Origin for billet
British Dictionary definitions for billeted (2 of 2)
- a metal bar of square or circular cross section
- an ingot cast into the shape of a prism