the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time
A coming in; arrival; entrance; introduction.
A new-comer or arrival; an incomer.
A coming in as by influx or inspiration, hence, an inspired quality or characteristic, as courage or zeal; an inflowing principle.
A disease or ailment without known or apparent cause, as distinguished between one induced by accident or contagion; an oncome.
Money one earns by working or capitalising off other people's work.
a coming in; entrance; admittance; ingress; infusion
that which is caused to enter; inspiration; influence; hence, courage or zeal imparted
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
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
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
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
Revenues or receipts accruing from business enterprise, labor, or invested capital.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
The reliable offspring of a wise investment. From Lat. _in_ and _coma_, meaning sleep. Money which works while you sleep.
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Rank popularity for the word 'income' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #826
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Rank popularity for the word 'income' in Written Corpus Frequency: #957
Rank popularity for the word 'income' in Nouns Frequency: #315
The numerical value of income in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of income in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of income in a Sentence
This is my new source of income.
Good management is better than good income.
Your impact is more important than your income.
We need to see the average household income rise.
Why? They’re going to tax their endowment income.
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- indtægt, indkomstDanish
- revenu, recetteFrench
- teachd-a-steachScottish Gaelic
- आय, आमदनी, कमाईHindi
- bevétel, jövedelemHungarian
- 所得, 収入Japanese
- renda, rendimentoPortuguese
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