[syn: tax income, taxation, tax revenue, revenue]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Revenue \Rev"e*nue\, n. [F. revenu, OF. revenue, fr. revenir to
return, L. revenire; pref. re- re- + venire to come. See
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
42 Moby Thesaurus words for "revenue":
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
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
REVENUE. The income of the government arising from taxation, duties, and the
like; and, according to some correct lawyers, under the idea of revenue is
also included the proceeds of the sale of stocks, lands, and other property
owned by the government. Story, Const. Sec. 877. Vide Money Bills. By
revenue is also understood the income of private individuals and