Free Dictionary

Free Dictionary

Home ×
Link Link Link Link

Search Result for "income": 
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Income \In"come\, n. 1. A coming in; entrance; admittance; ingress; infusion. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] More abundant incomes of light and strength from God. --Bp. Rust. [1913 Webster] At mine income I louted low. --Drant. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is caused to enter; inspiration; influence; hence, courage or zeal imparted. [R.] [1913 Webster] I would then make in and steep My income in their blood. --Chapman. [1913 Webster] 3. 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. [1913 Webster] No fields afford So large an income to the village lord. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. (Physiol.) 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. [1913 Webster] Income bond, a bond issued on the income of the corporation or company issuing it, and the interest of which is to be paid from the earnings of the company before any dividends are made to stockholders; -- issued chiefly or exclusively by railroad companies. Income tax, a tax upon a person's incomes, emoluments, profits, etc., or upon the excess beyond a certain amount. Syn: Gain; profit; proceeds; salary; revenue; receipts; interest; emolument; produce. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

income n 1: the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time [ant: expenditure, outgo, outlay, spending]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

124 Moby Thesaurus words for "income": access, admission, avails, base pay, box office, capital gains, cleanup, clear profit, commissions, compensation, credit, credits, dismissal wage, disposable income, dividend, dividends, earned income, earnings, entrance, entree, entry, escalator clause, escalator plan, filthy lucre, financial remuneration, gain, gains, gate, gate receipts, get, gettings, gleanings, gross, gross income, gross profit, gross receipts, guaranteed annual wage, hire, hoard, import, importation, importing, incoming, infiltration, ingoing, ingress, ingression, input, insertion, insinuation, intake, interest, interpenetration, introduction, introgression, intrusion, killing, leakage, living wage, lucre, make, makings, minimum wage, neat profit, net, net income, net profit, net receipts, output, paper profits, pay, pay and allowances, payment, payroll, pelf, penetration, percentage, percolation, perk, perks, perquisite, pickings, portal-to-portal pay, proceeds, produce, profit, profits, purchasing power, rake-off, real wages, receipt, receipts, receivables, reception, remuneration, return, returns, revenue, royalties, salary, seepage, severance pay, sliding scale, store, take, take-home, take-home pay, take-in, takings, taxable income, total compensation, unearned income, wage, wage control, wage freeze, wage reduction, wage rollback, wage scale, wages, wages after deductions, wages after taxes, wealth, winnings, yield
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

INCOME. The gain which proceeds from property, labor, or business; it is applied particularly to individuals; the income of the government is usually called revenue. 2. It has been holden that a devise of the income of land, is in effect the same as a devise of the land itself. 9 Mass. 372; 1 Ashm. 136.
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

INCOME, n. The natural and rational gauge and measure of respectability, the commonly accepted standards being artificial, arbitrary and fallacious; for, as "Sir Sycophas Chrysolater" in the play has justly remarked, "the true use and function of property (in whatsoever it consisteth -- coins, or land, or houses, or merchant- stuff, or anything which may be named as holden of right to one's own subservience) as also of honors, titles, preferments and place, and all favor and acquaintance of persons of quality or ableness, are but to get money. Hence it followeth that all things are truly to be rated as of worth in measure of their serviceableness to that end; and their possessors should take rank in agreement thereto, neither the lord of an unproducing manor, howsoever broad and ancient, nor he who bears an unremunerate dignity, nor yet the pauper favorite of a king, being esteemed of level excellency with him whose riches are of daily accretion; and hardly should they whose wealth is barren claim and rightly take more honor than the poor and unworthy."