Definition of revenue in English:

revenue

noun

mass nounalso 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’
    • ‘Even in the area of revenue sharing, the strains are beginning to show.’
    • ‘It is assumed that teams set ticket prices to maximize revenues for the organization.’
    • ‘Davy expects that if royalty revenues exceed the $100,000 mark, it could trigger some upward price movement.’
    • ‘Financially, colleges responded to revenue shortfalls by laying off workers and downsizing operations.’
    • ‘The slump in advertising revenue in all media organisations continues to hamper the station.’
    • ‘Thiessen's play was among the top-three revenue generators at the Citadel last season.’
    • ‘This results in a substantial loss of revenue for both race teams and tracks.’
    • ‘The commodity is water and the idea has become a big revenue generator.’
    • ‘This is quite a substantial source of revenue, and Disney are clearly the best at this.’
    • ‘Within Germany, the revenue shortfall puts the finance boss in a terrible dilemma.’
    • ‘The deficit morass is due as much to a revenue shortfall as excessive spending.’
    • ‘Revenue of Rs. 70 crores is expected through advertisements.’
    • ‘Average revenue per user is rising and can only go higher with more interactive services.’
    • ‘Russell says that her company's revenue has risen by 25% during each of the past four years.’
    • ‘Or does that go too far and ignore the substantial revenue and employment the arts industry generates?’
    • ‘The disappearance of this revenue source has had its predictable effect on financial figures.’
    • ‘The fund has a dedicated revenue stream from security fees that airline passengers pay.’
    • ‘It would allow De Cairos to keep control of the company and at the same time would allow it to raise substantial revenues.’
    • ‘But this suggests that revenue per subscriber will be down again on the first quarter.’
    • ‘New revenue sources will include sponsorship, competitions, selling expertise and online offerings.’
    income, takings, receipts, proceeds, earnings
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    1. 1.1 A 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’
      • ‘When direct taxes could yield an additional Rs 2,000 crore, indirect taxes remain revenue neutral.’
      • ‘The golden rule means that tax revenues should pay for public spending, so the chancellor should only borrow money to invest.’
      • ‘Mayors insist that the entire income tax revenue goes into municipal budgets.’
      • ‘Government revenue has declined as a share of national income by 5%.’
      • ‘Those efforts produced more investment and high economic growth that boosted tax revenues.’
      • ‘So while faster growth raises payroll tax revenues, it also drives up benefits.’
      • ‘Then look at the figures for revenue that your government collect in tax from pharmaceutical companies.’
      • ‘The government's net tax revenues are expected to exceed the Budget target by Rs 3,370 crore.’
      • ‘And by reducing the costs and increasing the benefits of operating legally, they can increase public tax revenues.’
      • ‘If tax revenue goes down then public services have to have less money.’
      • ‘If we can use green taxes to reduce pollution and then use the extra revenue to reduce income taxes, society has two hits with one shot.’
      • ‘In Canada the negative consequences for public health and tax revenue are now well documented.’
      • ‘As the stock market soared, it brought state personal income tax revenue up with it.’
      • ‘On one hand, a slow-down in economic growth and tax revenues will have an adverse effect.’
      • ‘He said the Government had demanded recommendations be ‘revenue neutral’ for the Commonwealth.’
      • ‘This would provide greater freedom to states to collect their own revenue.’
      • ‘Naturally, Feldstein claims that abolishing the estate tax would actually increase total tax revenues.’
      • ‘As it is, there is a lack of confidence about Government revenue projections.’
      • ‘This means the annual cost of public sector pensions is met from current revenues.’
      • ‘The volcano has destroyed what little we had, and revenue must be collected to run the county.’
    2. 1.2often 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’
      • ‘Under the Roman empire the system of collecting, the revenue put extreme pressure on the poor.’
      • ‘The guys from the revenue via Harrogate paid me a call, not on a professional basis I hope.’
      • ‘Where more than one residence is involved, you must decide which property is the PPR and tell the revenue.’
      • ‘And if as a result of the new patents, the revenue gets a five million leva boost, who cares?’
      • ‘She believes there is no point in unwittingly making a present to the revenue of more than you need to.’
      • ‘But when the error recently came to light the revenue simply clawed back the full amounts paid in error.’

Origin

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’.

Pronunciation

revenue

/ˈrɛvənjuː/