[ 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use invoice in a sentence

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

    David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
  • 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
  • I packed the articles invoiced, and expressed the trunks to Mrs. Lincoln at Chicago.

    Behind the Scenes | Elizabeth Keckley
  • I of course realized, from my rude system of book-keeping, and the way the goods invoiced, that I was a considerable loser.

    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

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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