a list of goods that have been sold, work that has been done, etc., showing what you must pay synonym bill to send/issue/settle an invoice for the goods an invoice for £250 Synonymsbillaccount invoice checkThese are all words for a record of how much you owe for goods or services you have bought or used.bill a list of goods that you have bought or services that you have used, showing how much you owe; the price or cost of something:the gas billaccount an arrangement with a shop/store or business to pay bills for goods or services at a later time, for example in regular amounts every month:Put it on my account please.invoice (rather formal) a bill for goods that somebody has bought or work that has been done for somebody:The builders sent an invoice for £250.bill or invoice?You would get a bill in a restaurant, bar or hotel; from a company that supplies you with gas, electricity, etc; or from somebody whose property you have damaged. An invoice is for goods supplied or work done as agreed between a customer and supplier.check (North American English) a piece of paper that shows how much you have to pay for the food and drinks that you have had in a restaurant:Can I have the check, please? In British English the usual word for this is bill.Patterns the bill/invoice/check for something to pay/settle a(n) bill/account/invoice/check to put something on the/somebody’s bill/account/invoice/check Word Origin mid 16th cent.: originally the plural of obsolete invoy, from obsolete French envoy from envoyer
‘send’, from en voie ‘on the way’, based on Latin via ‘way’.Extra examples Immediate payment of the outstanding invoices was requested in a letter. Payment will be made within 28 days after receipt of the appropriate VAT invoice. Please pay the final invoice within two weeks. The seller has to issue a tax invoice. The shipping costs can be as high as 50% of the invoice value of the goods. a handwritten invoice for £1 352 The timber merchants sent an invoice for £250.