1. an itemized bill for goods sold or services provided, containing individual prices, the total charge, and the terms.
  2. the merchandise or shipment itself.

verb (used with object), in·voiced, in·voic·ing.

  1. to present an invoice to: The manufacturer invoiced our company for two typewriters.
  2. to present an invoice for: five chairs invoiced and shipped last month.

verb (used without object), in·voiced, in·voic·ing.

  1. to prepare or submit an invoice.
  2. to have a value if or when inventoried: The merchandise in stock invoiced far more than we expected.


  1. a document issued by a seller to a buyer listing the goods or services supplied and stating the sum of money due


  1. (tr)
    1. to present (a customer) with an invoice
    2. to list (merchandise sold) on an invoice

n.1550s, apparently from Middle French envois, plural of envoi “dispatch (of goods),” literally “a sending,” from envoyer “to send” (see envoy). As a verb, 1690s, from the noun.

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