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 For example, while processing a customer invoice on the ERP system, the system searches for relevant information and finds that the customer recently lodged a complaint against their SLA. Alexandre Bilger, Forbes, "Moving Toward An Information-Driven Workplace," 9 Apr. 2021 When testing 58 expenditures, 54 did not include a record of payment — meaning Child Advocates provided invoices but no documentation showing the invoice had been paid. Holly V. Hays, The Indianapolis Star, "Child Advocates 'blindsided' by loss as Indianapolis switches CASA contract to Kids’ Voice," 7 Apr. 2021 Drivers who used Maryland toll roads in the past year but haven’t received an invoice for the trip shouldn’t expect to avoid paying the toll. Washington Post, "Beware, Maryland toll road drivers: Invoices for 23 million unpaid trips are hitting the mail," 20 Mar. 2021 The key to this is the format, channel and frequency of follow-up by which the SMB sends the invoice or reminder. Thomas Aronica, Forbes, "A/R Automation: A Key Tool For SMB Economic Recovery," 4 Mar. 2021 In 2019, city officials sent ASM, then operating as AEG, an invoice for $208,770 for the cost of providing security inside and around Target Center's secure perimeter during the event. Rochelle Olson, Star Tribune, "Minneapolis will recoup $100,000 in security costs for Trump's 2019 rally at Target Center," 21 Jan. 2021 The administration later changed its account of events, when cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer questioned why Beech Brook would absorb any loss if the invoice for services was a fake. Courtney Astolfi, cleveland, "Cuyahoga County mistakenly paid hackers instead of foster care provider, officials say," 9 Dec. 2020 The invoice that Nelson Mullins submitted to Osceola County shows that one of the firm’s attorneys who also lobbies for Deseret Ranch participated in at least one conference call related to the Split Oak charter amendment lawsuit. Jason Garcia, orlandosentinel.com, "Osceola County has paid lawyers up to $635 an hour to try to thwart Split Oak protections," 6 Nov. 2020 This way, no one is surprised when next month's invoice processes. Jonathan Schwartz, Forbes, "Transparency Reigns Supreme In Successful Client-Agency Relationships," 19 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb An electronic bill presentment and invoice reminding feature. Thomas Aronica, Forbes, "A/R Automation: A Key Tool For SMB Economic Recovery," 4 Mar. 2021 Since many of the smaller stores do not keep sales records that are as detailed as big stores, lightbulb manufacturers had the option to invoice SDG&E using shipment data instead of sales data. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, "SDG&E on the verge of refunding $51.6 million to customers for botched lightbulb program," 11 Dec. 2020 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

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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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1 May 2021

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“Invoice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/invoice. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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More Definitions for invoice

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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