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revenue


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  revenue 
  n  1:  the  entire  amount  of  income  before  any  deductions  are  made 
  [syn:  {gross},  {receipts}] 
  2:  government  income  due  to  taxation  [syn:  {tax  income},  {taxation}, 
  {tax  revenue}] 




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