[ in-vois ]
See synonyms for: invoiceinvoicedinvoicing on

  1. an itemized bill for goods sold or services provided, containing individual prices, the total charge, and the terms.

  2. the merchandise or shipment itself.

verb (used with object),in·voiced, in·voic·ing.
  1. to present an invoice to: The manufacturer invoiced us for six whiteboards.

  2. to present an invoice for: five chairs invoiced and shipped last month.

verb (used without object),in·voiced, in·voic·ing.
  1. to prepare or submit an invoice.

  2. to have a value if or when inventoried: The merchandise in stock invoiced far more than we expected.

Origin of invoice

First recorded in 1550–60; variant of invoyes, plural of obsolete invoy, variant of envoy1

Other words from invoice

  • un·in·voiced, adjective

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How to use invoice in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for invoice


/ (ˈɪnvɔɪs) /

  1. a document issued by a seller to a buyer listing the goods or services supplied and stating the sum of money due

  1. (tr)

    • to present (a customer) with an invoice

    • to list (merchandise sold) on an invoice

Origin of invoice

C16: from earlier invoyes, from Old French envois, plural of envoi message; see envoy 1

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