invoice

1 of 2

noun

in·​voice ˈin-ˌvȯis How to pronounce invoice (audio)
1
: an itemized list of goods shipped usually specifying the price and the terms of sale : bill
2
: a consignment of merchandise

invoice

2 of 2

verb

invoiced; invoicing

transitive verb

: to send an invoice for or to

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
Wehle wrote in the reprimand that Burns hired the attorney without approval of the city council but that the invoices were sent to the city. James Hartley, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 28 Mar. 2024 At Monday’s hearing, Carter also received a commitment from Mayor Bass, who was in the courtroom, that all invoices for homeless services, including supporting documentation, would be posted on a public website. Doug Smith, Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2024 Python farm's invoice to exotic leather tannery owned by Gucci. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 12 Mar. 2024 Parents said those requests were impractical in a digital age where invoices are generated electronically. Nick Sullivan, The Arizona Republic, 26 Mar. 2024 After that confrontation, the city stopped meeting capital calls and reimbursing expenses, citing insufficient documentation, even though each invoice was accompanied by hundreds of pages of documentation, Shoots said. Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post, 21 Mar. 2024 Both the painters and the Fair Association had no invoice record of the work, and Mowery did not provide a receipt for the work done on her property, the report said. Rory Appleton, The Indianapolis Star, 19 Mar. 2024 There was an error in the invoice that Fort Worth pointed out and his team addressed. Noah Alcala Bach, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 27 Feb. 2024 Policies typically cover remediation, investigation, lost business and legal costs related to everything from ransomware attacks and business email compromise schemes (in which criminals trick someone into paying a fake invoice) to privacy infractions. Jeff Kauflin, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024
Verb
Berenyi had invoiced about $7.4 million under the contract before the scheme fell apart, prosecutors said. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 6 Mar. 2024 The Swedish Transport Agency invoices the airlines based on the number of passengers transported. Marisa Garcia, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2024 Developers will be required to file monthly transaction reports with Apple, and they will be invoiced based on those reports. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 17 Jan. 2024 For those who can move with the change, AI promises to transform tasks like computer coding and customer relations and streamline business functions like invoicing, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna said. Kelvin Chan, Fortune, 18 Jan. 2024 This simplified example covers the most common end-to-end business processes today’s companies deal with: procure to pay, order to cash and load tender to invoice. Mahesh Rajasekharan, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 My writing process has a progression: brainstorming ideas, pitching those ideas to editors, researching, writing, editing, and invoicing. Justin Pot, WIRED, 28 Nov. 2023 QuickBooks, for example, can automate your invoicing so invoices self-generate every month and are automatically sent to clients. Adam Coffey, Forbes, 17 July 2023 In its most recent quarter, Mattel reported a decline in worldwide gross billings — the total amount invoiced to customers — for its Barbie brand in the first six months of the year. Parija Kavilanz, CNN, 6 Sep. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

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

First Known Use

Noun

1560, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1698, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of invoice was in 1560

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Cite this Entry

“Invoice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/invoice. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

invoice

1 of 2 noun
in·​voice ˈin-ˌvȯis How to pronounce invoice (audio)
: an itemized statement of goods or services with their prices and the terms of sale

invoice

2 of 2 verb
invoiced; invoicing
: to submit an invoice for : bill

Legal Definition

invoice

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