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[in-vois] /ˈɪn vɔɪs/
an itemized bill for goods sold or services provided, containing individual prices, the total charge, and the terms.
the merchandise or shipment itself.
verb (used with object), invoiced, invoicing.
to present an invoice to:
The manufacturer invoiced our company for two typewriters.
to present an invoice for:
five chairs invoiced and shipped last month.
verb (used without object), invoiced, invoicing.
to prepare or submit an invoice.
to have a value if or when inventoried:
The merchandise in stock invoiced far more than we expected.
Origin of invoice
1550-60; variant of invoyes, plural of obsolete invoy, variant of envoy1
Related forms
uninvoiced, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for invoiced
Historical Examples
  • There was no manifest, for there was no cargo to be invoiced.

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
  • The order received by mail is written up and invoiced in quadruplicate on a snap-out form.

    Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • These cows were not for Almayer, however; they were invoiced to Abdullah bin Selim, his enemy.

    Some Reminiscences Joseph Conrad
  • On the drive-in, Adine stopped the car while Davy invoiced his available cash at sixty-five dollars.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
  • He cant hurt those big boxes: they are invoiced as clay, and to pull them about is as harmless a thing as he can do.

    Dracula Bram Stoker
  • In point of fact, my uncle had this very watch "invoiced to him" at twice the price he now put it at.

    The Chainbearer J. Fenimore Cooper
  • As we did not want "hardware," as munitions of war were then invoiced, we proceeded to load.

  • After washing them we invoiced about twenty-six dozen whole, and four dozen cracked.

    Twenty Years of Hus'ling J. P. Johnston
  • I invoiced my stock in trade and found I had just thirteen bottles of polish on hand, and immediately went to work.

    Twenty Years of Hus'ling J. P. Johnston
  • Believing that they were merely to be invoiced without reference to their sale, I stated only their lowest value.

British Dictionary definitions for invoiced


a document issued by a seller to a buyer listing the goods or services supplied and stating the sum of money due
  1. to present (a customer) with an invoice
  2. to list (merchandise sold) on an invoice
Word Origin
C16: from earlier invoyes, from Old French envois, plural of envoi message; see envoy1
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Word Origin and History for invoiced



1550s, apparently from Middle French envois, plural of envoi "dispatch (of goods)," literally "a sending," from envoyer "to send" (see envoy). As a verb, 1690s, from the noun.

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