noun, rev·e·nue often attributive \ˈre-və-ˌnü, -ˌnyü\

: money that is made by or paid to a business or an organization

: money that is collected for public use by a government through taxes

Full Definition of REVENUE

:  the total income produced by a given source <a property expected to yield a large annual revenue>
:  the gross income returned by an investment
:  the yield of sources of income (as taxes) that a political unit (as a nation or state) collects and receives into the treasury for public use
:  a government department concerned with the collection of the national revenue

Examples of REVENUE

  1. The factory lost revenue because of the strike by the workers.
  2. The firm is looking for another source of revenue.
  3. Government officials have reported a decrease in revenue.
  4. state and federal tax revenues

Origin of REVENUE

Middle English, return, revenue, from Anglo-French, from revenir to return, from Latin revenire, from re- + venire to come — more at come
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Economics Terms

actuary, compound interest, globalization, indemnity, portfolio, rentier, stagflation, usurer
REVENUE Defined for Kids


noun rev·e·nue \ˈre-və-ˌnü, -ˌnyü\

Definition of REVENUE for Kids

:  money that is made by or paid to a business or organization <sales revenues>
:  money collected by a government (as through taxes)
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