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lodging for a soldier, student, etc., as in a private home or nonmilitary public building.
Military. an official order, written or verbal, directing the person to whom it is addressed to provide such lodging.
a place assigned, as a bunk, berth, or the like, to a member of a ship’s crew.
job; position; appointment.
Archaic. a written note, short letter, or the like.
Military. to direct (a soldier) by ticket, note, or verbal order, where to lodge.
to provide lodging for; quarter:
We arranged with the townspeople to billet the students.
to obtain lodging; stay:
They billeted in youth hostels.
Contemporary Examples

The Story of the American Journalists Who Landed on D-Day Timothy M. Gay June 5, 2012

Historical Examples

A Company of Tanks W. H. L. Watson
The Eyes of Asia Rudyard Kipling
The Story of the 6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry Unknown
A Zola Dictionary J. G. Patterson
Norfolk Annals Charles Mackie
A Yankee Flier Over Berlin Al Avery
At Ypres with Best-Dunkley Thomas Hope Floyd
War Letters of a Public-School Boy Paul Jones.
The War in the Air; Vol. 1 Walter Raleigh.

accommodation, esp for a soldier, in civilian lodgings
the official requisition for such lodgings
a space or berth allocated, esp for slinging a hammock, in a ship
(informal) a job
(archaic) a brief letter or document
verb -lets, -leting, -leted
(transitive) to assign a lodging to (a soldier)
(transitive) (informal) to assign to a post or job
to lodge or be lodged
a chunk of wood, esp for fuel

a metal bar of square or circular cross section
an ingot cast into the shape of a prism

(architect) a carved ornament in a moulding, with short cylinders or blocks evenly spaced


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