billet

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bil•let
[[t]ˈbɪl ɪt[/t]] n.
1) lodging for a soldier, student, etc., as in a private home or nonmilitary public building
2) mil an official order directing the addressee to provide such lodging
3) a bunk, berth, or the like, assigned to a member of a ship's crew
4) job; position; appointment
5) archaic a short letter; note
6) mil to direct (a soldier) by ticket, note, or verbal order, where to lodge
7) to provide lodging for; quarter
8) to be quartered; stay
Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME bylet, billett official register < AF billette, OF bullette II
bil•let
[[t]ˈbɪl ɪt[/t]] n.
1) ene a small chunk of wood, esp. a short section of a log cut for fuel
2) mel a narrow steel bar, esp. one rolled or forged from an ingot
3) archit. one of a series of closely spaced cylinders, often in several rows, forming a molding or cornice
Etymology: 1400–50; late ME bylet, bel(l) et < AF, MF billette=bille log, tree trunk (< Gaulish *bilia tree trunk; cf. OIr bile landmark tree) +-ette -ette

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • billet — BILLET. s. m. Petite lettre missive. Billet doux. Billet galant. Un tel m a écrit un billet ce matin. Recevoir un billet. Un petit billet. La différence qu il y a entre lettre et billet, c est que dans un billet on se dispense des formules et des …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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  • 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. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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