billing

noun
bill·​ing | \ ˈbi-liŋ How to pronounce billing (audio) \

Definition of billing

1 : advertising or public promotion (as of a product or personality) also : relative prominence of a name in such promotion got top billing
2 : total amount of business or investments (as of an advertising agency) within a given period

Examples of billing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although controversial at the time, the lodge has largely lived up to its billing. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 30 Sep. 2021 The edge rusher is one of the few Patriots offseason signings who has lived up to his billing (and salary) so far. BostonGlobe.com, 26 Sep. 2021 Hall lived up to his billing, but the Cyclones couldn’t finish drives. Jason Orts, ajc, 26 Sep. 2021 Rahm was the star for Europe, living up to his billing as the No. 1 player by making so many big putts. Doug Ferguson, courant.com, 26 Sep. 2021 Rahm was the star for Europe, living up to his billing as the No. 1 player by making so many big putts. The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 Sep. 2021 The first full week of the college football season lived up to its billing, producing its share of surprises and close finishes. Eddie Timanus, USA TODAY, 11 Sep. 2021 The former Wake Forest running back delivered well beyond his advance billing. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 6 Sep. 2021 Offseason workouts didn’t reveal much about the preseason pecking order, but Hayes outplayed his fifth-round billing. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, 28 June 2021

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First Known Use of billing

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for billing

bill entry 5

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The first known use of billing was in 1875

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10 Oct 2021

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“Billing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/billing. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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