revenue

noun, often attributive
rev·​e·​nue | \ ˈre-və-ˌnü How to pronounce revenue (audio) , -ˌnyü \

Definition of revenue

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

Examples of revenue in a Sentence

The factory lost revenue because of the strike by the workers. The firm is looking for another source of revenue. Government officials have reported a decrease in revenue. state and federal tax revenues
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Recent Examples on the Web At the same time, changes to the tax code and other provisions would generate more than $1.26 trillion in revenue. CBS News, 19 Nov. 2021 Better Act would raise $1.48 trillion in revenue over a decade and also said the plan would be unlikely to add to the deficit long term. USA TODAY, 18 Nov. 2021 The White House has encouraged Democrats to use its estimate of the savings from a new IRS policy, which the White House says would generate $400 billion in revenue, rather than the CBO’s $207 billion estimate. Jennifer Haberkorn, Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2021 That’s up $33 billion in revenue and $8.54 per share in earnings in fiscal 2021, which ended in September. San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Nov. 2021 The Congressional Budget Office said on Thursday that over the course of a decade, the changes to the deduction would amount to a tax increase that would raise about $14.8 billion in revenue. New York Times, 18 Nov. 2021 Around 2,500 are typically held in the country each year, generating between €3 billion (about $3.4 billion) and €5 billion ($5.6 billion) in revenue according to date from the BSM stallkeepers' industry association. Tamara Hardingham-gill, CNN, 17 Nov. 2021 Last year, Citrix generated $3.2 billion in revenue and employed 9,000 people. David Lyons, sun-sentinel.com, 17 Nov. 2021 Beyond Meat’s revenue forecast for the fourth quarter was well short of Wall Street expectations. Joe Wallace, WSJ, 11 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of revenue

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for revenue

Middle English, return, revenue, from Anglo-French, from revenir to return, from Latin revenire, from re- + venire to come — more at come

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The first known use of revenue was in the 15th century

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revenue

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21 Nov 2021

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“Revenue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revenue. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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More Definitions for revenue

revenue

noun

English Language Learners Definition of revenue

: 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

revenue

noun
rev·​e·​nue | \ ˈre-və-ˌnü How to pronounce revenue (audio) , -ˌnyü \

Kids Definition of revenue

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

revenue

noun, often attributive
rev·​e·​nue | \ ˈre-və-ˌnü, -ˌnyü How to pronounce revenue (audio) \

Legal Definition of revenue

1 : the total income produced by a given source a property expected to yield a large annual revenue
2 : the gross income returned by an investment
3 : 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
4 : a government department concerned with the collection of national revenue

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