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Billings

[bil-ingz] /ˈbɪl ɪŋz/
noun
1.
Josh, pen name of Henry Wheeler Shaw.
2.
William, 1746–1800, U.S. composer noted for his hymns.
3.
a city in S Montana.

billing

[bil-ing] /ˈbɪl ɪŋ/
noun
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.
3.
the amount of business done by a firm, especially an advertising agency, within a specified period of time.
4.
an act or instance of preparing or sending out a bill or invoice.
5.
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
1870-1875
1870-75; bill1 + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for Billings

billing

/ˈbɪlɪŋ/
noun
1.
(theatre) the relative importance of a performer or act as reflected in the prominence given in programmes, advertisements, etc
2.
(mainly US & Canadian) public notice or advertising (esp in the phrase advance billing)
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Word Origin and History for Billings

billing

n.

1875, "announcement on a bill or poster," verbal noun from bill (v.); hence top billing (1928). Meaning "act of sending out a bill" is recorded from 1908.

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