Definition of revenue in English:


Line breaks: rev|enue
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛvənjuː


[mass noun] (also revenues)
1Income, especially when of an organization and of a substantial nature: traders have lost £10,000 in revenue since the traffic scheme was implemented
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  • It would allow De Cairos to keep control of the company and at the same time would allow it to raise substantial revenues.
  • It is assumed that teams set ticket prices to maximize revenues for the organization.
  • The slump in advertising revenue in all media organisations continues to hamper the station.
1.1A state’s annual income from which public expenses are met: his priority was to raise government revenue and to lower expenditure the government’s tax revenues
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  • If tax revenue goes down then public services have to have less money.
  • The golden rule means that tax revenues should pay for public spending, so the chancellor should only borrow money to invest.
  • As the stock market soared, it brought state personal income tax revenue up with it.
1.2 (often the revenue) The department of the civil service collecting state revenue: when the revenue makes a demand for tax, that demand is implicitly backed by the powers of the state See also inland revenue.
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  • Under the Roman empire the system of collecting, the revenue put extreme pressure on the poor.
  • And if as a result of the new patents, the revenue gets a five million leva boost, who cares?
  • Where more than one residence is involved, you must decide which property is the PPR and tell the revenue.


late Middle English: from Old French revenu(e) 'returned', past participle (used as a noun) of revenir, from Latin revenire 'return', from re- 'back' + venire 'come'.

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