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

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/