- 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
1550–60; variant of invoyes, plural of obsolete invoy, variant of envoy1
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- 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 for invoice
C16: from earlier invoyes, from Old French envois, plural of envoi message; see envoy 1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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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