Definition of revenue:
- Hence, return; reward; as, a revenue of praise.
- 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.
- 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.
- "Dave Dashaway and his Hydroplane", Roy Rockwood.
It appeared, also, that the service had been of no benefit to him, that he had staked all his hopes on the revenue- farmer, who had engaged him simply with the object of having in his counting- house " an educated man."- "A Nobleman's Nest", Ivan Turgenieff.
In the spring of 1846, seeing no prospect of revenue from his invention, Howe took employment as a railroad engineer on one of the roads entering Boston, but this labor proved too hard for him and he soon gave it up.- "Great Inventions and Discoveries", Willis Duff Piercy.