Definition of invoice in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɪnvɔɪs/


A list of goods sent or services provided, with a statement of the sum due for these; a bill.
Example sentences
  • This master file then automatically generates key documents such as commercial invoices, packing lists, bills of exchange, and beneficiary certificates in minutes.
  • The trend to email is not just affecting personal communications though, some business are already beginning to opt to send electronic copies of invoices and statements in preference to hardcopy.
  • I've sent an invoice, statements, reminders, and a final demand which I delivered in person.
bill, account, statement, statement of charges, itemization, reckoning, tally;
North American  check
informal tab
archaic score


[with object]
1Send an invoice to (someone).
Example sentences
  • If it is an issue, invoice me for the trip and I will send you an account for the full amount of my professional fees.
  • If your last date turned out to be a non-prospect, try invoicing her for half the cost.
  • I do know that if she keeps printing my words I shall have to start invoicing her for doing so.
bill, charge, debit, send an invoice/bill to
1.1Send an invoice for (goods or services provided).
Example sentences
  • It is from those links that the customer derives the right to have transactions effected, even if they are invoiced as services provided to the bank and also alter the bank's financial situation.
  • Norman had falsified invoices to purported service providers.
  • Cassidy invoiced MC for consultancy services in finding labour purportedly supplied by the 11 alleged sub-contractors who were the subject of the first and second frauds.


Mid 16th century: originally the plural of obsolete invoy, from obsolete French envoy from envoyer 'send' (see envoy).

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