Revenue vs Subsidy - What's the difference?

revenue | subsidy |

As nouns the difference between revenue and subsidy

is that revenue is the income returned by an investment while subsidy is financial support or assistance, such as a grant.




(wikipedia revenue) (en noun)
  • The income returned by an investment.
  • The total income received from a given source.
  • All income generated for some political entity's treasury by taxation and other means.
  • (accounting) The total sales; turnover.
  • (accounting) The net revenue, net sales.
  • Synonyms

    * (accounting) net sales, turnover

    Derived terms

    * revenuer * revenue stamp



  • Financial support or assistance, such as a grant.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist), author=Lexington
  • , title= Keeping the mighty honest , passage=British journalists shun complete respectability, feeling a duty to be ready to savage the mighty, or rummage through their bins. Elsewhere in Europe, government contracts and subsidies ensure that press barons will only defy the mighty so far.}}
  • (dated) Money granted by parliament to the British Crown.
  • Antonyms

    * tax