- the monetary payment received for goods or services, or from other sources, as rents or investments.
- something that comes in as an addition or increase, especially by chance.
- Archaic. a coming in.
Origin of income
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Examples from the Web for income
“My dance instructor always says she earns most of her income from private teaching,” says Monir.
I ask Atefeh and Monir if they see dancing as a form of income in the future, a potential career.
However, since he was living at home, our income and assets disqualified him from SSI and Medicaid.
Such waivers allow people to receive Medicaid benefits in HCBS settings regardless of income.
At-home caretakers are eligible for Medicaid waivers, which allow benefits regardless of income.
Every rational luxury is to be procured in England by such an income.
"It is very disagreeable when one's income becomes a burden," said Christine gravely.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
The income of their uncle, the canon, was hardly sufficient for the family's needs.The Boy Life of Napoleon
An elderly spinster; boarders are her distraction as well as a source of income.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
But, as I said before, a disaster happened, and there must then have been a falling off in the income.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
- the amount of monetary or other returns, either earned or unearned, accruing over a given period of time
- receipts; revenue
- rare an inflow or influx
Word Origin and History for income
c.1300, "entrance, arrival," literally "what enters," perhaps a noun use of the late Old English verb incuman "come in," from in (adv.) + cuman "to come" (see come). Meaning "money made through business or labor" (i.e., "that which 'comes in' as a product of work or business") first recorded c.1600. Income tax is from 1799, first introduced in Britain as a war tax, re-introduced 1842; authorized on a national level in U.S. in 1913.