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 Following that, Priority Two establishments that lost 70% or more of their revenue in the same time period will receive funds over the next 14 days. Taylor Mims, Billboard, "Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Payments Will Start Arriving Next Week," 10 May 2021 Every quarter, kweliTV pays out 60% of its revenue to filmmakers on its platform. John General, CNN, "She was tired of seeing Black stereotypes on TV. So she started her own streaming service," 8 May 2021 The section is a near-million-dollar business with the bulk of its revenue coming from the playoffs. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, "CIF San Diego Section trying to make up for six-figure losses," 7 May 2021 In recent years, Google followed Apple’s lead to user privacy, even if that meant adding features to Android that could hurt its ad stream revenue. Chris Smith, BGR, "Apple forced Google to copy a great iPhone privacy feature," 7 May 2021 And in recent months, Seminole has seen a gradual uptick in its tax revenue from hotel room nights and short-term rental stays as fears of the pandemic begin to ease and more people start traveling, county tourism officials said recently. Martin E. Comas, orlandosentinel.com, "Seminole sees slow uptick in visitors," 6 May 2021 Peloton said Thursday that the recall of its treadmills will shrink its revenue by $165 million in the current quarter. Joseph Pisani, Star Tribune, "Peloton expects to lose $165 million in revenue from recall," 6 May 2021 Peloton said Thursday that the recall of its treadmills will shrink its revenue by $165 million in the current quarter. Joseph Pisani, ajc, "Peloton expects to lose $165 million in revenue from recall," 6 May 2021 The district is able to spend more on operations because of an April 2020 referendum, when Milwaukee residents voted to allow MPS to increase its tax revenue over the course of four years. Rory Linnane, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "MPS budget proposal, buoyed by referendum, expands programs while enrollment declines," 4 May 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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13 May 2021

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“Revenue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revenue. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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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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