revenue

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

Definition of revenue

  1. 1 :  the total income produced by a given source <a property expected to yield a large annual revenue>

  2. 2 :  the gross income returned by an investment

  3. 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. 4 :  a government department concerned with the collection of the national revenue

Examples of revenue in a sentence

  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 and Etymology 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



REVENUE Defined for English Language Learners

revenue

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

Definition of revenue for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

revenue

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noun rev·e·nue \ˈre-və-ˌnü, -ˌnyü\

Definition of revenue for Students

  1. 1 :  money that is made by or paid to a business or organization <sales revenues>

  2. 2 :  money collected by a government (as through taxes)


Law Dictionary

revenue

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

Legal Definition of revenue

  1. 1 :  the total income produced by a given source <a property expected to yield a large annual revenue>

  2. 2 :  the gross income returned by an investment

  3. 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. 4 :  a government department concerned with the collection of national revenue



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