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

account, bill, check, statement, tab

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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

Giannulli wrote to Singer’s office when given an invoice that month. Tyler Kingkade, Town & Country, "How the College Admissions Scandal Is Different From the Other Ways Rich Parents Help Their Kids Get Into School," 13 Mar. 2019 But as All County paid Eastmond the price negotiated by Fred Trump, its invoices to Fred Trump were padded by 20 to 25 percent, records obtained by The Times show. Susanne Craig, The Seattle Times, "Trump engaged in suspect tax schemes as he reaped riches from father," 2 Oct. 2018 FreightRover accelerates payments to truck operators by buying their shipping invoices at 99 or 98 cents on the dollar, known as factoring. Vipal Monga, WSJ, "FreightRover Signs $500 Million Deal to Speed Payments to Truckers," 26 Sep. 2018 That portal opens business-only options, like bulk pricing discounts, shipping, and invoice management, as well as integrations with corporate purchasing and record-keeping software. Matt Day, The Seattle Times, "Amazon’s sales pitch to corporate buyers turns into $10 billion business," 10 Sep. 2018 Some early adopters are starting to use AI to scan invoices and predict payments. The Economist, "In algorithms we trustHow AI is spreading throughout the supply chain," 28 Mar. 2018 In some instances, the invoices were outstanding longer than a year. Katrease Stafford, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit's demolition program under fire for lack of diversity," 16 June 2018 One broker’s phone number appeared on a redacted shipping invoice showcased online by a Chinese shipper as a successful example of its tariff evasion. Chuin-wei Yap, WSJ, "The U.S.-China Trade Battle Spawns a New Era of Tariff Dodges," 8 Oct. 2018 Please get back to me with the status of the invoice below. Brooke Crothers, Fox News, "Lots of email scams are surprisingly simple but effective, report says," 30 Aug. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

McKinsey had initially invoiced SunEdison before sending bills to several SunEdison affiliates that were never a part of the bankruptcy. Tom Corrigan, WSJ, "McKinsey Is Big in Bankruptcy—and Highly Secretive," 27 Apr. 2018 Deep in the hold of the incoming ship a bale of rags, invoiced as paper stock, may conceal a score of narcotics, liquor, jewelry, forbidden bird plumes, obscene books, or any one of a hundred other articles, either forbidden or heavily taxed. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Rewind: What Guarding Uncle Sam's Borders Was Like in 1925," 11 Feb. 2019 LiveOps is similar, but service reps operate as independent contractors, typically invoicing LiveOps $10 to $15 per hour depending on the type of call and performance. Mary Hunt, Woman's Day, "8 Easy Ways to Make Money Online," 12 June 2018 LiveOps is similar, but service reps operate as independent contractors, typically invoicing LiveOps $10 to $15 per hour depending on the type of call and performance. Mary Hunt, Woman's Day, "8 Easy Ways to Make Money Online," 12 June 2018 LiveOps is similar, but service reps operate as independent contractors, typically invoicing LiveOps $10 to $15 per hour depending on the type of call and performance. Mary Hunt, Woman's Day, "8 Easy Ways to Make Money Online," 12 June 2018 For example, Arno invoiced Jenkins for 18,000 signatures through May 21 when a tally later shared by Arno's lawyer showed the firm collected less than half that amount in the same time, according to the documents. Patrick Svitek, star-telegram, "After failing to crash Texas’ Senate race, independent candidate alleges Cruz campaign derailed him," 7 July 2018 Paul Hastings invoiced the city more than $667,000 for work in the last three weeks of June alone. Stephen Deere, ajc, "Atlanta’s legal bills related to corruption probe top $7.5M, AJC finds," 28 June 2018 If the arbitrator finds the arbitration to be non-frivolous, the Union-Tribune will pay the fees invoiced by JAMS, including filing fees and arbitrator and hearing expenses. sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego Union-Tribune Terms of Service," 25 June 2018

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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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invoice

noun

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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