Billed vs Billet - What's the difference?
As a verb billed
As an adjective billed
is having a specified kind of bill (beak or beak-like projection).
As a noun billet is
Having a specified kind of bill (beak or beak-like projection).
From (etyl) bylet, from (etyl) .
A short informal letter.
A written order to quarter soldiers.
- However, when his cool reflections returned, he plainly perceived that his case was neither mended nor altered by Sophia's billet
A place where a soldier is assigned to lodge.
* , chapter=19
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=Nothing was too small to receive attention, if a supervising eye could suggest improvements likely to conduce to the common welfare. Mr. Gordon Burnage, for instance, personally visited dust-bins and back premises, accompanied by a sort of village bailiff, going his round like a commanding officer doing billets
* 1997 : Chris Horrocks, Introducing Foucault , page 9 (Totem Books, Icon Books; ISBN 1840460865)
An allocated space or berth in a boat or ship.
- 17 June 1940': Prime Minister Pétain requests armistice. Germans use the Foucaults’ holiday home as officers’ ' billet . Foucault steals firewood for school from collaborationist militia. Foucault does well at school, but messes up his summer exams in 1940.
, title=(The Celebrity
, passage=The skipper Mr. Cooke had hired at Far Harbor was a God-fearing man with a luke warm interest in his new billet
and employer, and had only been prevailed upon to take charge of the yacht after the offer of an emolument equal to half a year's sea pay of an ensign in the navy.}}
To lodge soldiers, usually by order.
* (Washington Irving) (1783-1859)
To lodge, or be quartered, in a private house.
(label) To direct, by a ticket or note, where to lodge.
- Billeted in so antiquated a mansion.
(etyl) billette, from ).
metallurgy a semi-finished length of metal
a short piece of wood, especially one used as firewood
(heraldiccharge) A rectangle used as a charge on an escutcheon
(architecture) An ornament in Norman work, resembling a billet of wood either square or round.
(saddlery) A strap which enters a buckle.
A loop which receives the end of a buckled strap.
- They shall beat out my brains with billets .