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

Between May 15, 2019, and July 9, 2019, the city sent payments for legitimate invoices to a fraudulent bank account that did not belong to the subject vendor. Author: Jim Paulin, Anchorage Daily News, "Unalaska recovers much of $3 million taken in phishing email scam," 4 Sep. 2019 Vendors working with Powell sued him on at least 20 occasions, alleging unpaid invoices totaling more than $400,000. Mike Spies, ProPublica, "The NRA Used Funds to Settle a Sexual Harassment Claim Against a Top Official — And Then He Was Accused Again," 28 Aug. 2019 According to a lawsuit, the pair had set up a bank account in the name of Sebesta’s son, and created fake email accounts and invoices to divert about $177,900. Colleen Shalby, Los Angeles Times, "Former church chairman indicted in theft of $11.5 million in church money," 26 Aug. 2019 But Denver Human Services disagreed on several items, including the suggestion that its invoice review processes were insufficient. Andrew Kenney, The Denver Post, "Rocky Mountain Human Services is clear of its old troubles, but transparency questions linger," 15 Aug. 2019 The bar's point-of-sale system generated an electronic invoice and displayed a QR code on its screen. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "I tried to pay with bitcoin at a Mexico City bar—it didn’t go well," 7 Aug. 2019 In that list, called a purchase invoice register, the bulk of the $250,000 paid to the Cook brothers was listed only as a payment to Hamilton National Title LLC. Kaitlin Lange, Indianapolis Star, "Westfield mayor pushed for Grand Junction Plaza project. His two sons profited from the deal.," 11 July 2019 The Howard County Police Department sent organizers an invoice last month for $19,443, the amount estimated to pay officers to assist with traffic direction, parking enforcement and security. Erin B. Logan, baltimoresun.com, "Annual Maple Lawn Street Festival canceled in Howard, organizers cite county fee increases," 9 July 2019 Franklin submitted a matching invoice, the records suggest. al, "Nike paid associates of Bol Bol, Deandre Ayton and Brandon McCoy, Michael Avenatti claims in Final Four document dump," 6 Apr. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Hofeller invoiced the Republican attorney and others, including national Republican organizations, for tens of thousands of dollars between 2011 and 2017. David Daley, The New Yorker, "The Secret Files of the Master of Modern Republican Gerrymandering," 6 Sep. 2019 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

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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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