What does income mean?

Definitions for income
ˈɪn kʌmin·come

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incomenoun

    the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time

Wiktionary

  1. incomenoun

    A coming in; arrival; entrance; introduction.

  2. incomenoun

    A new-comer or arrival; an incomer.

  3. incomenoun

    An entrance-fee.

  4. incomenoun

    A coming in as by influx or inspiration, hence, an inspired quality or characteristic, as courage or zeal; an inflowing principle.

  5. incomenoun

    A disease or ailment without known or apparent cause, as distinguished between one induced by accident or contagion; an oncome.

  6. incomenoun

    Money one earns by working or capitalising off other people's work.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incomenoun

    a coming in; entrance; admittance; ingress; infusion

  2. Incomenoun

    that which is caused to enter; inspiration; influence; hence, courage or zeal imparted

  3. Incomenoun

    that gain which proceeds from labor, business, property, or capital of any kind, as the produce of a farm, the rent of houses, the proceeds of professional business, the profits of commerce or of occupation, or the interest of money or stock in funds, etc.; revenue; receipts; salary; especially, the annual receipts of a private person, or a corporation, from property; as, a large income

  4. Incomenoun

    that which is taken into the body as food; the ingesta; -- sometimes restricted to the nutritive, or digestible, portion of the food. See Food. Opposed to output

Freebase

  1. Income

    Income is the consumption and savings opportunity gained by an entity within a specified timeframe, which is generally expressed in monetary terms. However, for households and individuals, "income is the sum of all the wages, salaries, profits, interests payments, rents and other forms of earnings received... in a given period of time." In the field of public economics, the term may refer to the accumulation of both monetary and non-monetary consumption ability, with the former being used as a proxy for total income.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Income

    in′kum, n. the gain, profit, or interest resulting from anything: revenue: (Shak.) arrival: (Scot.) a disease coming without known cause.—n.pl. In′come-bonds, a term applied to a bastard kind of security which has no mortgage rights, and is really only a sort of preference share.—ns. In′comer, one who comes in: one who takes possession of a farm, house, &c., or who comes to live in a place, not having been born there; In′come-tax, a tax directly levied on all persons having incomes above a certain amount.—adj. In′coming, coming in, as an occupant: accruing: (Scot.) ensuing, next to follow.—n. the act of coming in: revenue. [Eng. in and come.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Income

    Revenues or receipts accruing from business enterprise, labor, or invested capital.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. INCOME

    The reliable offspring of a wise investment. From Lat. _in_ and _coma_, meaning sleep. Money which works while you sleep.

Editors Contribution

  1. income

    The amount of money or currency a person earns or receives.

    They did receive a just sufficient income to enable them to marry.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  
  2. income

    The amount of money or currency received to a business, company, enterprise, organization or person for commodities, employment, goods, products or services, work, self-employment or unity government support.

    The income from the business was enough to live on.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 4, 2020  
  3. income

    The amount of money or currency received to a form of unity assembly, unity council, unity legislature, unity senate, house of representatives, unity government, local unity government, regional unity government, national unity government, european unity government and international unity government or person for commodities, goods, products, services or tax receipts.

    The local unity government received a sufficient income from various sources.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 7, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'income' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #826

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'income' in Written Corpus Frequency: #957

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'income' in Nouns Frequency: #315

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of income in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of income in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of income in a Sentence

  1. Laurel Stoimenoff:

    All of these factors created a perfect storm and unfortunately, patients ceased seeking care externally by a significant percentage. .... When income is cut in half, it is difficult to maintain the same expense levels.

  2. Ted Beck:

    It’s important to remember that money is the number one stress factor for most people and most relationships, in a two-income family, there can be a mentality where one partner thinks, ‘I want to use the money I earned as I see fit.’ Very often, they’re afraid that their partner won’t approve of how they spend money or they’re embarrassed or fearful that their partner will find out about a bad habit.

  3. Padi House owner Leow Kim:

    It’s very challenging, we have to think of a new way to find more income.

  4. Ken Miller:

    Our concern is that if (oil prices) stay low is that we eventually see that spill over into our other revenue sources: personal income tax, consumption tax, motor vehicle taxes, we do have a large part of our economy that is tied directly or indirectly to energy.

  5. Michael James:

    Yields going higher is a net positive for all of the financials. Higher yields on fixed income translate into higher rates and that increases the net interest margin for financials.

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