Definition of revenue in English:
noun[mass noun] (also revenues)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
The word revenue is from Old French revenu(e) meaning ‘returned’, from Latin revenire ‘return’, from re- ‘back’ and venire ‘come’. An obsolete and rare use was ‘return to a place’; it was more commonly ‘yield from lands and property’, what would today be called a return on your investment. Venue (late 16th century) is an obvious relative. It was first used as a term for ‘an attack or ‘a thrust’ in fencing and as a legal term meaning ‘the county or district within which a criminal or civil case must be heard’. The sense of a place for entertainment only dates from the 1960s. Avenue (early 17th century) which at first meant ‘way of approaching a problem’ is another relative. It then developed a mainly military sense of a way to access a place, and from that a formal approach to a country house. Only in the middle of the 19th century did it become a term for a wide street.
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