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.
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
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
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'income' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #826
Written Corpus Frequency
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for income
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- indtægt, indkomstDanish
- revenu, recetteFrench
- teachd-a-steachScottish Gaelic
- आय, आमदनी, कमाईHindi
- bevétel, jövedelemHungarian
- 所得, 収入Japanese
- renda, rendimentoPortuguese
Get even more translations for income »
Find a translation for the income definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)