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Revenue definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REV'ENUE, n. [L. revenio; re and venio, to come.]
1. In a general sense, the annual rents, profits, interest or issues of any species of property, real or personal, belonging to an individual or to the public. When used of individuals, it is equivalent to income. In modern usage, income is applied more generally to the rents and profits of individuals, and revenue to those of the state. In the latter case, revenue is
2. The annual produce of taxes, excise, customs, duties, rents, etc. which a nation or state collects and receives into the treasury for public use.
3. Return; reward; as a rich revenue of praise.
4. A fleshy lump on the head of a deer.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the entire amount of income before any deductions are made [syn: gross, revenue, receipts]
2: government income due to taxation [syn: tax income, taxation, tax revenue, revenue]

Merriam Webster's

noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, return, revenue, from Anglo-French, from revenir to return, from Latin revenire, from re- + venire to come more at come Date: 15th century 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 the national revenue

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a income, esp. of a large amount, from any source. b (in pl.) items constituting this. 2 a State's annual income from which public expenses are met. 3 the department of the civil service collecting this. Phrases and idioms: revenue tax a tax imposed to raise revenue, rather than to affect trade. Etymology: ME f. OF revenu(e) past part. of revenir f. L revenire return (as RE-, venire come)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Revenue Rev"e*nue, n. [F. revenu, OF. revenue, fr. revenir to return, L. revenire; pref. re- re- + venire to come. See Come.] 1. That which returns, or comes back, from an investment; the annual rents, profits, interest, or issues of any species of property, real or personal; income. Do not anticipate your revenues and live upon air till you know what you are worth. --Gray. 2. Hence, return; reward; as, a revenue of praise. 3. The annual yield of taxes, excise, customs, duties, rents, etc., which a nation, state, or municipality collects and receives into the treasury for public use. Revenue cutter, an armed government vessel employed to enforce revenue laws, prevent smuggling, etc.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(revenues) Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. Revenue is money that a company, organization, or government receives from people. (BUSINESS) ...a boom year at the cinema, with record advertising revenue and the highest ticket sales since 1980... N-UNCOUNT: also N in pl, usu with supp see also Inland Revenue

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia


(1) appethom, "revenue or income" (Ezr 4:13 the King James Version);

(2) tebhu'ah, "increase," "revenue" (Pr 8:19; 15:6; Isa 23:3; Jer 12:13); prosodos, "income" (2 Macc 3:3; 4:8 (the Revised Version (British and American) "fund"); 9:16).

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Income, receipts. 2. Return, reward.

Moby Thesaurus

avails, box office, commissions, credit, credits, disposable income, dividend, dividends, earned income, earnings, gain, gains, gate, gate receipts, get, gross, gross income, gross receipts, income, intake, interest, make, net, net income, net receipts, output, proceeds, produce, profit, profits, receipt, receipts, receivables, returns, royalties, salary, take, take-in, takings, unearned income, wages, yield


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