in·​voice | \ ˈin-ˌvȯis How to pronounce invoice (audio) \

Definition of invoice

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an itemized list of goods shipped usually specifying the price and the terms of sale : bill
2 : a consignment of merchandise


invoiced; invoicing

Definition of invoice (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to send an invoice for or to

Synonyms for invoice

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of invoice in a Sentence

Noun Payment is due within 30 days after receipt of the invoice. the invoice stated that we owed $1500 Verb They will invoice you directly.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun This ultimately becomes an issue when processing an invoice for payment. Mara Garcia, Forbes, 12 July 2022 When asked to substantiate that payment, the city provided an Everett Supply invoice for 22 cases of nitrile gloves that was dated April 2020. Globe Staff,, 28 May 2022 Although there are many repair funds to provide capital to small or disadvantaged contracting businesses, Aldridge said the financing process can take up to 90 days to get an invoice and an additional 30 days to get paid. Chanel Stitt, Detroit Free Press, 23 May 2022 Ghazarian said the fund will then receive the invoice from the clinic and cover the cost within the week. Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 13 May 2022 On April 15, 2016, Rogers sent an invoice to Keeler purportedly for services related to New Centaur's horse racing business. Tony Cook, The Indianapolis Star, 18 Apr. 2022 Founded three years ago as Expense Robot, the company, which designs end-to-end automation for invoice processing and expense management, raised more than $100 million in the span of just five months. Angus Loten, WSJ, 13 June 2022 Platini sent his invoice to FIFA in January 2011, only weeks after the World Cup vote. Graham Dunbar, ajc, 6 June 2022 At its core, zero trust is about treating every data packet, connection, network request, invoice submission, employee message and user—including those who are known to the network—as suspicious. Steve Piper, Forbes, 23 May 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb That give-and-take might include discounts, shipping assistance, or changes to invoice dating. Andrew Weaver, Outside Online, 6 Nov. 2020 Included in this were manual tasks like data entry, document management, invoice management and copying data from one source to another. Shayne Skaff, Forbes, 24 June 2022 The political economist David Spiro, in his book The Hidden Hand of American Hegemony, described how Saudi Arabia convinced other OPEC nations to invoice oil in dollars, rather than in a basket of different currencies. Samanth Subramanian, Quartz, 17 Mar. 2022 Baltimore City’s finance department failed to invoice several companies for transportation permits, resulting in a loss of more than $46,000, according to a new report by the Office of the Inspector General. Mckenna Oxenden,, 1 Dec. 2021 And while the reforms have succeeded in reducing assignments, contractors have turned to the Direction to Pay as a way to avoid the 2019 restrictions while retaining the ability to invoice insurers directly, insurers say. Ron Hurtibise,, 18 Nov. 2021 The 27-year-old says his ticket came in a manila folder, sans invoice and brochure. Ariana Garcia, Chron, 18 Nov. 2021 Any self-service billing platform should give customers access to invoice presentment, online payment options, dispute resolution and tracking — services that not only offer account visibility but also eliminate payment delays. James Messer, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2021 Through Plaid and its partners, consumers and businesses could use their bank accounts for transactions that don’t typically involve credit or debit cards, such as remittances or invoice payments. Peter Rudegeair, WSJ, 21 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of invoice


1560, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1698, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for invoice


modification of Middle French envois, plural of envoi message — more at envoi

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“Invoice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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in·​voice | \ ˈin-ˌvȯis How to pronounce invoice (audio) \

Kids Definition of invoice

: a list of goods shipped usually showing the price and the terms of sale


in·​voice | \ ˈin-ˌvȯis How to pronounce invoice (audio) \

Legal Definition of invoice

1 : a seller's itemized statement to a buyer usually specifying the price of goods or services and the terms of sale : bill sense 4
2 : a consignment of merchandise

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