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Meaning of INCOME

Pronunciation:  'inkum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time

INCOME is a 6 letter word that starts with I.


 Antonyms: expenditure, outgo, outlay
 See Also: cash flow, disposable income, earnings, easy money, financial gain, government income, government revenue, gravy train, gross, gross revenue, gross sales, issue, lucre, net, net income, net profit, net sales, payoff, per capita income, personal income, proceeds, profit, profits, receipts, rental income, return, revenue, sales, take, takings, unearned income, unearned revenue, yield



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In"come\, n.
1. A coming in; entrance; admittance; ingress; infusion.
   [Obs.] --Shak.

         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. [R.]

         I would then make in and steep My income in their
         blood.                                --Chapman.

3. 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.

         No fields afford So large an income to the village
         lord.                                 --Dryden.

4. (Physiol.) 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

{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.

Syn: Gain; profit; proceeds; salary; revenue; receipts;
     interest; emolument; produce.

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