Definition of income in English:


Syllabification: in·come
Pronunciation: /ˈinˌkəm, ˈiNG-


  • Money received, especially on a regular basis, for work or through investments: he has a nice home and an adequate income figures showed an overall increase in income this year
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    • This is not the case for personal finance where a regular income is often evident.
    • It is better to think about ways in which you might earn extra money or increase your income.
    • However, this has been seen as a stealth tax by some because incomes tend to increase more quickly than prices.
    earnings, salary, pay, remuneration, wages, stipend; revenue, receipts, takings, profits, gains, proceeds, turnover, yield, dividend, means, take
    formal emolument


Middle English (in the sense 'entrance, arrival', now only Scots): in early use from Old Norse innkoma, later from in + come. The current sense dates from the late 16th century.

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