invoice

noun
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

invoice

verb
invoiced; invoicing

Definition of invoice (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to send an invoice for or to

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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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Each shipment of fireworks brought into the U.S. includes a detailed invoice that shows the quantity and price the importer paid. Jay L. Zagorsky, The Conversation, "Why are so many people lighting off fireworks?," 30 June 2020 That’s because collecting from a motorist who doesn’t have an E-Z Pass would require taking a photo of the vehicle’s license plate and then mailing an invoice. Peter Krouse, cleveland, "Ohio Turnpike not planning for all-electronic tolling because not enough use E-Z Pass," 26 June 2020 Compton said drivers without EZ passes will receive an invoice in the mail. Christen Smith, Washington Examiner, "Pennsylvania turnpike goes cashless permanently, lays off 500 workers," 3 June 2020 Those who do not have a SunPass account will receive an invoice by mail. Curtis Tate, USA TODAY, "Road trips won't be the same this summer. Here's what you should plan for," 21 May 2020 Beyond Addo’s social media channels, there are two newsletters, and the team uses Square to receive payments, track sales, invoice, generate payroll, collect email addresses, and interact with customers. Wired, "How chef Eric Rivera is upending the traditional restaurant model—and making delicious food while he's at it.," 22 Nov. 2019 Groups with dental and vision coverage will get a one-month premium refund credit on their July invoice. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Blue Cross Blue Shield to issue customers $100M in refunds because of coronavirus," 20 May 2020 Season-ticket holders have until June 1 to pay their invoices. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Got tickets for postponed sporting events? Here's what we know and where to get more information," 20 May 2020 Kester said some vendors, as well as his leaseholder, gave him a reduced rate during the closure or extended the dates on his invoices. Brieanna J. Frank, azcentral, "Wickenburg shop owners say those who reopened early don't represent town," 14 May 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Just having insurance resulted in a 90% reduction in the invoiced amount before insurance paid a penny. Daniel Jonce Evans, Time, "After My Wife Died I Was Consumed by Both Grief and Paperwork. We Must Work Together to Change the Medical System," 20 May 2020 Life Flight Network questions how filing a claim with an insurance carrier and then invoicing the patient for their portion of the bill constitutes aggressive billing tactics. Christina Caron, New York Times, "Families Fight Back Against Surprise Air Ambulance Bills," 17 Apr. 2020 And the dollar really complicates that because global trade is still heavily invoiced in dollars. Adrian Croft, Fortune, "King dollar is back, creating a big headache for the global economy at the worst possible time," 22 Mar. 2020 The Dutch national railroad invoiced the Germans about the equivalent of 3 million euros, adjusted for inflation, for running these trains, according to Dirk Mulder, one of the authors. BostonGlobe.com, "AMSTERDAM — The indispensable role that German railroads played as part of the Nazi machinery of genocide during World War II has long been known. But it may be only now that the Dutch are beginning to fully reckon with the role that their own national railroad played in the Holocaust.," 29 Sep. 2019 The Dutch national railroad invoiced the Germans about the equivalent of 3 million euros, adjusted for inflation, for running these trains, according to Dirk Mulder, one of the authors. BostonGlobe.com, "AMSTERDAM — The indispensable role that German railroads played as part of the Nazi machinery of genocide during World War II has long been known. But it may be only now that the Dutch are beginning to fully reckon with the role that their own national railroad played in the Holocaust.," 29 Sep. 2019 And that’s a problem, because even though just 15% of Argentina’s imports come from the U.S., 88% of its total imports are invoiced in dollars, according to Harvard University economist Gita Gopinath. Greg Ip, WSJ, "In a Dollarized World, a Rising Dollar Spells Pain," 9 May 2018 In 2014, Drake revisited lyrics by the Bay Area hip-hop elder Rappin’ 4-Tay, who, unimpressed, chose to publicly invoice Drake for $100,000. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, "It’s Got a Great Beat, and You Can File a Lawsuit to It," 6 Jan. 2020 The Dutch national railroad invoiced the Germans about the equivalent of 3 million euros, adjusted for inflation, for running these trains, according to Dirk Mulder, one of the authors. BostonGlobe.com, "AMSTERDAM — The indispensable role that German railroads played as part of the Nazi machinery of genocide during World War II has long been known. But it may be only now that the Dutch are beginning to fully reckon with the role that their own national railroad played in the Holocaust.," 29 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of invoice

Noun

1560, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1698, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for invoice

Noun

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

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The first known use of invoice was in 1560

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11 Jul 2020

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“Invoice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/invoice. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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invoice

noun
How to pronounce invoice (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of invoice

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a document that shows a list of goods or services and the prices to be paid for them

invoice

verb

English Language Learners Definition of invoice (Entry 2 of 2)

: to send or give (someone) a bill for a purchase or service : to submit an invoice to (someone)

invoice

noun
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

invoice

noun
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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