revenue-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: gross income before deductions

Commentary: REVENUE[+income][-tax]

The iPod has generated a lot of revenue for Apple.
We receive revenue each month from our rental properties.
The revenue Mary is receiving from her small bakery is not enough to offset expenses.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: income collected as tax by a government

Commentary: REVENUE[+income][+tax]

The government gained revenue last year by raising the capital gains tax.
The black market doesn't generate much revenue for the government.
Many different streams of revenue fund the various government agencies.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a government department concerned with collecting tax revenue

Commentary: REVENUE[+organization][+department]

John worked at Revenue for twelve years.
Neither GOA or Revenue was made aware of this issue.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 4