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  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.
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verb (used with object), in·voiced, in·voic·ing.
  1. to present an invoice to: The manufacturer invoiced our company for two typewriters.
  2. to present an invoice for: five chairs invoiced and shipped last month.
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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.
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Origin of invoice

1550–60; variant of invoyes, plural of obsolete invoy, variant of envoy1
Related formsun·in·voiced, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Elizabeth had progressed from Arcadia to Paradise and was invoicing her emotions.

    The Wind Before the Dawn

    Dell H. Munger

  • There is a lot of office drudgery, with all the bookkeeping, invoicing, and checking of lists.

    South from Hudson Bay

    E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill

  • Lady-Typist (aged 1920) required for invoicing department of West End wholesale firm.

  • We drove back to his home at Kirkersville, where, after invoicing and dividing profits, we dissolved partnership.

  • This invoicing back, takes the place of the cancelling of a contract, according to law.

    Bremen Cotton Exchange

    Andreas Wilhelm Cramer

British Dictionary definitions for invoicing


  1. a document issued by a seller to a buyer listing the goods or services supplied and stating the sum of money due
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  1. (tr)
    1. to present (a customer) with an invoice
    2. to list (merchandise sold) on an invoice
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Word Origin

C16: from earlier invoyes, from Old French envois, plural of envoi message; see envoy 1
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Word Origin and History for invoicing



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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