income
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈɪnˌkʌm/
Noun

income

  1. Money one earns by working or by capitalising on the work of others.
    • 2010 Dec. 4, Evan Thomas, "Why It’s Time to Worry ↗", Newsweek (retrieved 16 June 2013):
      In 1970 the richest 1 percent made 9 percent of the nation’s income; now that top slice makes closer to 25 percent.
  2. (business, commerce) Money coming in to a fund, account, or policy.
  3. (obsolete) A coming in; arrival; entrance; introduction.
    • more abundant incomes of light and strength from God
  4. (archaic or dialectal, Scotland) A newcomer or arrival; an incomer.
  5. (obsolete) An entrance-fee.
  6. (archaic) A coming in as by influx or inspiration, hence, an inspired quality or characteristic, as courage or zeal; an inflowing principle.
    • I would then make in and steep / My income in their blood.
  7. (UK dialectal, Scotland) A disease or ailment without known or apparent cause, as distinguished from one induced by accident or contagion; an oncome.
  8. That which is taken into the body as food; the ingesta; sometimes restricted to the nutritive, or digestible, portion of the food.
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