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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.

Synonyms:

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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