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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Middle French billette (schedule), from bullette, diminutive form of bulle (document), from Mediaeval Latin bulla (document).

Noun

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Singular
billet

Plural
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billet ({{{1}}})
  1. a place where a soldier is assigned to lodge

Verb

Infinitive
to billet

Third person singular
billets

Simple past
billeted or billetted

Past participle
-

Present participle
billeting or billetting

to billet (third-person singular simple present billets, present participle billeting or billetting, simple past and past participle billeted or billetted)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to lodge soldiers, usually by order
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to lodge, or be quartered, in a private house
Translations

Etymology 2

Old French billette, from bille (log, tree trunk), from Vulgar Latin *bilia, possible of Celtic origin (compare Old Irish oir (tree)).

Noun

Singular
billet

Plural
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billet ({{{1}}})
  1. metallurgy a semi-finished length of metal
  2. a short piece of wood, especially one used as firewood
  3. (heraldry) A rectangle used as a charge on an escutcheon

French

Pronunciation

Noun

billet m

  1. ticket
  2. note, banknote

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