from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A detailed list of goods shipped or services rendered, with an account of all costs; an itemized bill.
  • n. The goods or services itemized in an invoice.
  • transitive v. To make an invoice of (goods or services).
  • transitive v. To send an invoice to; bill.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.
  • v. to bill; to issue an invoice

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.
  • n. The lot or set of goods as shipped or received.
  • transitive v. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To write or enter in an invoice; make an invoice of.
  • n. Incom., 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. send an bill to
  • n. an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered


Alteration of obsolete invoyes, pl. of invoy, invoice, from French envoi, a sending, shipment, from envoyer, to send; see envoy1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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