An example of an income is a $70,000 a year salary.
- Archaic the act or an instance of coming in
- the money or other gain received, esp. in a given period, by an individual, corporation, etc. for labor or services or from property, investments, operations, etc.
Origin of incomeME: see in and amp; come
- The amount of money or its equivalent received during a period of time in exchange for labor or services, from the sale of goods or property, or as profit from financial investments.
- The act of coming in; entrance.
Origin of incomeMiddle English, arrival, entrance, from incomen, to come in, from Old English incuman : in, in; see in1 + cuman, to come; see come.
- Money one earns by working or by capitalising on the work of others.
- (archaic or dialectal, Scotland) A new-comer or arrival; an incomer.
- (archaic) A coming in as by influx or inspiration, hence, an inspired quality or characteristic, as courage or zeal; an inflowing principle.
- (UK dialectal, Scotland) A disease or ailment without known or apparent cause, as distinguished between one induced by accident or contagion; an oncome.
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