Billet verb - To provide with living quarters or shelter.
Usage example: every colonial household was expected to billet a British soldier
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Synonyms for Billet
House is a synonym for billet in state topic. In some cases you can use "House" instead the word "Billet" as a verb or a noun, when it comes to topics like accommodate, protection, harbour, quarter. popular alternative
House noun - The place where one lives.
Usage example: come over to my house for supper so I can show off my new stove
Billet is a synonym for house in state topic. You can use "Billet" instead the word "House" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as accommodate, protection, harbour, lodge. popular alternative
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|particular||particular billet||particular house|
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- Early on in Le Destin Fabuleux de Désirée Clary, at a dinner party at Joseph and Julie's house, Bernadotte tells Julie an anecdote about a sergeant who came to her father's house with a housing billet and was shown the door and asks her if she would recognise that sergeant; of course, it was him.
Source: ...And That Little Girl Was Me
- Nicky's house in Robert Westall's The Machine Gunners is being used a billet by a group of naval ratings; there's fresh bread and huge tins of real butter lying around open in the kitchen.
Source: Black Market Produce
- As Chas McGill puts it: "Naw, it was only Fatty Hardy; he cannat catch chickenpox." Black Market Produce: Nicky's house is being used a billet by a group of naval ratings; there's fresh bread and huge tins of real butter lying around open in the kitchen.
Source: Literature / The Machine Gunners
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