Definition of Income

1. Noun. The financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time.

Definition of Income

1. n. A coming in; entrance; admittance; ingress; infusion.

Definition of Income

1. Noun. (obsolete) A coming in; arrival; entrance; introduction. ¹

2. Noun. (archaic or dialectal Scotland) A new-comer or arrival; an incomer. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) An entrance-fee. ¹

4. Noun. (archaic) A coming in as by influx or inspiration, hence, an inspired quality or characteristic, as courage or zeal; an inflowing principle. ¹

5. Noun. (context: UK dialectal Scotland) A disease or ailment without known or apparent cause, as distinguished between one induced by accident or contagion; an oncome. ¹

6. Noun. (qualifier or uncountable) Money one earns by working or capitalising off other people's work. ¹

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Definition of Income

1. a sum of money earned regularly [n -S]

Medical Definition of Income

1. 1. A coming in; entrance; admittance; ingress; infusion. "More abundant incomes of light and strength from God." (Bp. Rust) "At mine income I louted low." (Drant) 2. That which is caused to enter; inspiration; influence; hence, courage or zeal imparted. "I would then make in and steep My income in their blood." (Chapman) 3. That gain which proceeds from labour, 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. "No fields afford So large an income to the village lord." (Dryden) 4. 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 bond, a bond issued on the income of the corporation or company issuing it, and the interest of which is to be paid from the earnings of the company before any dividends are made to stockholders; issued chiefly or exclusively by railroad companies. Income tax, a tax upon a person's incomes, emoluments, profits, etc, or upon the excess beyond a certain amount. Synonym: Gain, profit, proceeds, salary, revenue, receipts, interest, emolument, produce. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Income

income (current term)
income bracket
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Literary usage of Income

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1. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"TAXES, STAMP DUTIES AND LICENCES income TAX 1963-64 income Tax Is a tax on annual income, represented by money, or money's worth. In general, the charge to ..."

2. Principles of Economics by Frank William Taussig (1915)
"And this in the end is the case : ultimately all taxes are derived from income. Though many taxes are levied in the first instance, not with respect to ..."

3. Oecd Economic Surveys by OECD Economic Surveys (2005)
"There are significant differentials among income groups (Figure 1.7). Access to higher education is financed out-of-pocket or through grants and loans. ..."

4. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1913)
"Comparison of American and foreign income tax laws. R. of Rs. 47: 523-6. My. '13. ... Ap. 26, '13.f Proposed income tax" ti poll of the press. Outlook. ..."

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