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), in·voiced, in·voic·ing.

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), in·voiced, in·voic·ing.

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 formsun·in·voiced, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for invoiced

Historical Examples of invoiced

  • There was no manifest, for there was no cargo to be invoiced.

  • 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.


    Bram Stoker

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 for invoice

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