What does invoice mean?

Definitions for invoiceˈɪn vɔɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bill, account, invoice(verb)

    an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered

    "he paid his bill and left"; "send me an account of what I owe"

  2. invoice(verb)

    send an bill to

    "She invoiced the company for her expenses"


  1. invoice(Noun)

    a bill; a commercial document issued by a seller to a buyer indicating the products, quantities and agreed prices for products or services that the seller has already provided the buyer with. An invoice indicates that, unless paid in advance, payment is due by the buyer to the seller, according to the agreed terms.

  2. invoice(Verb)

    to bill; to issue an invoice

Webster Dictionary

  1. Invoice(noun)

    a written account of the particulars of merchandise shipped or sent to a purchaser, consignee, factor, etc., with the value or prices and charges annexed

  2. Invoice(noun)

    the lot or set of goods as shipped or received; as, the merchant receives a large invoice of goods

  3. Invoice(verb)

    to make a written list or account of, as goods to be sent to a consignee; to insert in a priced list; to write or enter in an invoice

  4. Origin: [F. envois things sent, goods forwarded, pl. of envoi a sending or things sent, fr. envoyer to send; cf. F. lettre d'envoi letter of advice of goods forwarded. See Envoy.]


  1. Invoice

    An invoice or bill is a commercial document issued by a seller to a buyer, indicating the products, quantities, and agreed prices for products or services the seller has provided the buyer. An invoice indicates the sale transaction only. Payment terms are independent of the invoice and are negotiated by the buyer and the seller. Payment terms are usually included on the invoice. The buyer could have already paid for the products or services listed on the invoice. Buyer can also have a maximum number of days in which to pay for these goods and is sometimes offered a discount if paid before the due date. In the rental industry, an invoice must include a specific reference to the duration of the time being billed, so in addition to quantity, price and discount the invoicing amount is also based on duration. Generally each line of a rental invoice will refer to the actual hours, days, weeks, months, etc., being billed. From the point of view of a seller, an invoice is a sales invoice. From the point of view of a buyer, an invoice is a purchase invoice. The document indicates the buyer and seller, but the term invoice indicates money is owed or owing. In English, the context of the term invoice is usually used to clarify its meaning, such as "We sent them an invoice" or "We received an invoice from them".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Invoice

    in′vois, n. a letter of advice of the despatch of goods, with particulars of their price and quantity.—v.t. to make an invoice of. [Prob. a corr. of envois, pl. of Fr. envoi.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of invoice in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of invoice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Oksana Pidhoreckyj:

    When she received my revised invoice, her manager explained that she doesn’t want to pay me for a job I didn’t do correctly the first time.

  2. Bjorn Hanson:

    Hotels do care about those, if a guest takes pillows, about half the time the hotel will send a letter saying, ‘ We hope you’re enjoying the pillows — here’s the invoice. ’.

  3. Mikel Elliott:

    [Renting] trucks and trailers is not a sexy business, you can provide the best service, but if you screw up the invoice and how you handle any damages with a client, forget about it—they won’t come back.

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