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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.

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