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

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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 a time of aging readership, steep print circulation declines and the loss of ad revenue to digital players including Facebook and Google, The Post had avoided the major layoffs imposed by many other regional newspapers. Washington Post, "Marty Baron, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump and the eight years that reshaped The Washington Post — and journalism," 28 Feb. 2021 Global revenue from live shows rose to $26.1 billion in 2019 before tumbling to $6.5 billion in 2020, according to Midia Research, an industry data provider. Anne Steele, WSJ, "BTS and K-Pop Took Over the World. These Companies Say J-Pop Will Be Even Bigger.," 27 Feb. 2021 Earlier in February, new consensus revenue numbers showed there was more than $1.3 billion in extra one-time cash to spend along with just over $200 million in ongoing funds. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, "State budget plan spends big on education, transportation," 27 Feb. 2021 Wall Street analysts project the two companies will generate over $32 billion in COVID-19 vaccine revenue in 2021 alone. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Two tales of one city: The Port sits in the shadow of Moderna and Pfizer," 27 Feb. 2021 James, who led All-Star voting, may also be overlooking the fact that Turner Sports has an enormous amount of advertising revenue on the line. Lisa Kearns, STAT, "Superspreaders take note: 7 chances to keep up the good work before herd immunity sets in," 27 Feb. 2021 On Thursday, Etsy reported fourth-quarter earnings that blew past analyst expectations, including a 129% year-over-year increase in revenue (which hit $617 million) and a 375% year-over-year increase in net income ($148.5 million). Karen Ho, Quartz, "Half of Etsy’s mask-only buyers are coming back for crafts," 27 Feb. 2021 The department oversees state revenue offices, where vehicles are registered. Doug Thompson, Arkansas Online, "Online registration proposed for voters," 27 Feb. 2021 The bulk of its first-class mail revenue originates from businesses. Author: Jacob Bogage, Hannah Denham, Anchorage Daily News, "As postal service delays persist, bills, paychecks and medications are getting stuck in the mail," 27 Feb. 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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2 Mar 2021

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“Revenue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revenue. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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More Definitions for revenue

revenue

noun

English Language Learners Definition of revenue

finance
: 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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