[ bil-ing ]
See synonyms for: billingbillings on

  1. the relative position in which a performer or act is listed on handbills, posters, etc.: A star usually receives billing above the title of the play.

  2. advertising; publicity: The show was a sellout weeks ahead of the opening because of advance billing.

  1. the amount of business done by a firm, especially an advertising agency, within a specified period of time.

  2. an act or instance of preparing or sending out a bill or invoice.

  3. the total amount of the cost of goods or services billed to a customer, usually covering purchases made or services rendered within a specified period of time.

Origin of billing

First recorded in 1870–75; bill1 + -ing1

Words Nearby billing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for billing


/ (ˈbɪlɪŋ) /

  1. theatre the relative importance of a performer or act as reflected in the prominence given in programmes, advertisements, etc

  2. mainly US and Canadian public notice or advertising (esp in the phrase advance billing)

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