Revenue Definition

rĕvə-no͝o, -nyo͝o
revenues
noun
revenues
The return from property or investment; income.
Webster's New World
Items or amounts of income collectively, as of a nation.
Webster's New World
An item or source of income.
Webster's New World
The income from taxes, licenses, etc., as of a city, state, or nation.
Webster's New World
The governmental service that collects certain taxes.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
paymentdebtoutgoingsexpenditureobligationsoutgoesexpenses
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Money that a company takes in from the sale of goods and services. On the balance sheet, revenues increase assets and stockholders’ equity. The cost of expenses is subtracted from total revenue to calculate net income. The term sales may be used interchangeably on a company’s net income statement as another word for revenue.
Webster's New World Finance

Other Word Forms of Revenue

Noun

Singular:
revenue
Plural:
revenues

Origin of Revenue

  • Recorded in English from 1433, "income from property or possessions", from Middle French revenue, from Old French "a return" (modern French 'revenu'), the prop. feminine past participle of revenir (“come back") (=modern French), from Latin revenire (“to return, come back"), from re- (“back") + venire (“to come")

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French from feminine past participle of revenir to return from Latin revenīre re- re- venīre to come gwā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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