bill·​ing ˈbi-liŋ How to pronounce billing (audio)
: advertising or public promotion (as of a product or personality)
also : relative prominence of a name in such promotion
got top billing
: total amount of business or investments (as of an advertising agency) within a given period

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Current subscribers will see the increase in their next billing cycle. Will Feuer, WSJ, 12 Jan. 2023 Current subscribers service will pay more in their next billing cycle on or after February 11. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, 12 Jan. 2023 Once earned, cash rewards can typically be redeemed at the end of your monthly billing cycle in a variety of ways including a statement credit, direct deposit to a bank account, or even via a check. Mia Taylor, Fortune, 11 Jan. 2023 But the game’s superstars more than lived up to their billing Sunday, Lionel Messi sparking Argentina to a victory on penalty kicks over Kylian Mbappe’s France at Lusail Stadium in Qatar. Frank Dell'apa,, 18 Dec. 2022 For Wilson, who was demoted to third-string after his benching, Sunday's game marks a shot at redemption and maybe one final chance with the Jets to live up to his billing as the No. 2 overall draft pick in 2021. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 16 Dec. 2022 In his first four years, Palmer had not lived up to his prep billing, throwing the same number of touchdowns as interceptions (39). Staff Writer Follow, Los Angeles Times, 9 Dec. 2022 Woods is living up to his billing as the No. 1-ranked player on the A-List of state prospects. Randy Kennedy, al, 8 Dec. 2022 The Miami Dolphins began their difficult stretch of the schedule, which lived up to its billing in a 33-17 loss at San Francisco. Chris Perkins, Sun Sentinel, 5 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History


bill entry 5

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of billing was in 1875

Cite this Entry

“Billing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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