- an itemized bill for goods sold or services provided, containing individual prices, the total charge, and the terms.
- the merchandise or shipment itself.
- 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.
- 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
Examples from the Web for invoice
In one case, money was paid in cash to a contractor who used a fictitious company name on the invoice.The Mafia-Built Highway That Could Cost Italy $471 Million
Barbie Latza Nadeau
July 7, 2012
An April 1999 invoice lists a “2nd installment” of $175,000.
An invoice for $100,000 from March 1999 is described as, “Honoraria—Dr. Drew Pinsky/1st Installment.”
"We were told to submit our first invoice after the first week and then every two weeks after that," says Vrondran.BP's Windfall to the Rich
June 3, 2010
Then a few weeks later he mailed me an invoice for about $2,000 worth of chocolate.More College Admissions Secrets
March 14, 2010
He had to make the first payment on the invoice of that bankrupt stock.In a Little Town
An invoice of his goods was presented to the agent, who had to certify to its correctness.Old Fort Snelling
Marcus L. Hansen
To-morrow I will send the invoice of goods, which please to not give up.Behind the Scenes
While I was at work on the invoice book, I found what appeared to me to be an error.Desk and Debit
Ain't you just put in an invoice of a pint of peanuts or another apple?Strictly Business
- a document issued by a seller to a buyer listing the goods or services supplied and stating the sum of money due
- to present (a customer) with an invoice
- to list (merchandise sold) on an invoice
Word Origin and History for invoice
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.