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Billet

Billet

WordNet



noun


(1)   A job in an organization
"He occupied a post in the treasury"
(2)   Lodging for military personnel (especially in a private home)
(3)   A short personal letter
"Drop me a line when you get there"

verb


(4)   Provide housing for (military personnel)
Wiktonary



Etymology 1


, from , diminutive form of , from .

Quotations

  • 1997: Chris Horrocks, Introducing Foucault, page 9 (Totem Books, Icon Books; ISBN 1840460865)
    17 June 1940: Prime Minister Pétain requests armistice. Germans use the Foucaults’ holiday home as officers’ . Foucault steals firewood for school from collaborationist militia. Foucault does well at school, but messes up his summer exams in 1940.

Verb



  1. to lodge soldiers, usually by order
  2. to lodge, or be quartered, in a private house

Etymology 2


, from , from *bilia, possible of Celtic origin (compare Old Irish ).

Noun



  1. metallurgy a semi-finished length of metal
  2. a short piece of wood, especially one used as firewood
  3. A rectangle used as a charge on an escutcheon

Noun



  1. ticket (admission to entertainment, pass for transportation)