What does income mean?

Definitions for income
ˈɪn kʌmin·come

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word income.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. income(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. income(Noun)

    A coming in; arrival; entrance; introduction.

  2. income(Noun)

    A new-comer or arrival; an incomer.

  3. income(Noun)

    An entrance-fee.

  4. income(Noun)

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

  5. income(Noun)

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

  6. income(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Income(noun)

    a coming in; entrance; admittance; ingress; infusion

  2. Income(noun)

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

  3. Income(noun)

    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. Income(noun)

    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  

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

How to pronounce income?

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How to say income in sign language?

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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. Daron Hicklin:

    I'm not naive. I realise that quality of life and income are inextricably bound together, but sooner or later we're going to have to ask ourselves whether it is possible to make life more meaningful without charging it to Visa.

  2. Adam Sarhan:

    Things are looking positive since the shopping season coincided with a big drop in crude oil, which means lower gas prices, that translates to more disposable income, which could mean stronger retail sales.

  3. Dick Durbin:

    I think now’s the time to do it, but we ought to do it in a thoughtful way, we've got to find some tax relief for them (lower- and middle-income Americans) if we increase that gas tax.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    So many people have given up on the political process, including a whole lot of low-income people where the voting rates are low, young people who are not voting in large numbers. Our job is to bring people into the political process, to create a government that represents all of us, not just the one percent.

  5. Wallace Tyner:

    Gasoline prices have dropped around 30 percent, while incomes have gone up no more than 3 percent, thus, the drop in gasoline price over this period likely has been about as important as the increase in income.

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