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
Recent Examples on the Web Since 2014, the company has built IQOS from scratch—a noncombustible heated-tobacco brand that now generates $9 billion in annual revenue. Carol Ryan, WSJ, 4 June 2022 Retailers using a marketplace to complement their existing offerings could experience an increase in digital revenue by upward of 10%. Ryan Lee, Forbes, 3 June 2022 Fenty made more than $550 million in revenue in its first year and today is worth $2.8 billion. Kelsee Majette, The Week, 3 June 2022 To put that in perspective, Tesla’s automotive business contributed $16.9 billion in revenue, or 90% of the group’s topline, in the first quarter. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 3 June 2022 The new parking will bring in an estimated $1.2 million to $1.4 million in annual revenue. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 2 June 2022 Sandberg joined Facebook in 2008 and was key to turning it into a social media giant that generated almost $120 billion in revenue last year. Kurt Wagner And Emily Chang / Bloomberg, Time, 1 June 2022 Sandberg joined Facebook in 2008 and was key to turning it into a social media giant that generated almost $120 billion in revenue last year. Emily Chang, BostonGlobe.com, 1 June 2022 The projects generate $150 million in revenue during a typical year, with around 80% of that coming from the Glen Canyon Dam. Zak Podmore, The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 May 2022 See More

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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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“Revenue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revenue. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for revenue

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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