Definition of income :
1. A coming in; entrance; admittance; ingress; infusion.
2. 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.
3. That which is caused to enter; inspiration; influence; hence, courage or zeal imparted.
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.
gross income, annuity, income after taxes, rent, pickings, pension, commission, pay, returns, bottom line, benefits, honorarium, take, gains, taxable income, livelihood, royalty, wages, dividends, drawings, interest, net income
money (part of speech: noun)
bullion, issue, cash, balance sheet, money order, nugget, assets, gross, dough, moolah, treasure, petty cash, bond, greenback, coupon, silver, promissory note, stock, IOU, wad, swag, sterling, currency, proceeds, gold, pocket money, purse, loot, note, lucre, dollar, bankroll, coinage, receipts, scratch, wherewithal, spending money, ways and means, change, bill, copper, check, bank note, wampum, wallet, money, ingot, draft, funds, pounds
wealth (part of speech: noun)
receipt (part of speech: noun)
- Still, it is a handsome income which he is mad enough to refuse. - "Man and Wife", Wilkie Collins.
- Yes, if I had a reasonably good income. - "Revenge!", by Robert Barr.
- For a good many years she had " just lived around" as she expressed it, her income from her husband's share of the very comfortable little fortune left him by his father, being a vast deal more than she had ever dreamed of in her youthful days. - "Peggy Stewart at School", Gabrielle E. Jackson.