revenue


revenue
revenue (n.) mid-15c., "income from property or possessions," from M.Fr. revenue, from O.Fr., "a return," prop. fem. pp. of revenir "come back," from L. revenire "return, come back," from re- "back" (see RE- (Cf. re-)) + venire "come" (see VENUE (Cf. venue)). Meaning "public income" is first recorded 1680s; revenue sharing popularized from 1971. Revenuer "U.S. Department of Revenue agent," the bane of Appalachian moonshiners, first attested 1880.

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  • revenue — rev·e·nue / re və ˌnü, ˌnyü/ n often attrib 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… …   Law 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • revenue — [ r(ə)vəny; rəv(ə)ny ] n. f. • 1283; « retour » XIIe; de revenir ♦ Sylvic. Pousse nouvelle des bois de taillis. ● revenue nom féminin Pousse nouvelle des bois récemment coupés. revenue n. f. SYLVIC Jeune bois qui repousse sur une coupe de taillis …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Revenue — (franz., spr. röw nǖ ), Einkommen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Revenue — (frz., spr. rĕw nüh), Einkommen. Revenuenhypothek, Hypothek, bei welcher der Gläubiger Befriedigung nur aus den Nutzungen des Grundstücks suchen soll …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Revenue — Revenue,die:⇨Einkünfte(1) …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • revenue — [n] income, profit acquirement, annuity, bottom line*, cash flow, credit, dividend, earnings, emolument, fruits*, fund, gain, gate*, get*, gravy*, handle*, interest, means, net, pay, payoff, perquisite, proceeds, receipt, resources, return,… …   New thesaurus

  • revenue — ► NOUN 1) the income received by an organization. 2) a state s annual income from which public expenses are met. ORIGIN from Latin revenire return …   English terms dictionary

  • revenue — [rev′ə no͞o΄, rev′ənyo͞o΄] n. [ME < MFr < fem. pp. of revenir, to return, come back < re , back + venir < L venire, to COME] 1. the return from property or investment; income 2. a) an item or source of income b) [pl.] items or amounts …   English World dictionary


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