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The Definition of - income (noun)

    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.

Word Example of - income

    Example Sentences for income

    The chief source of income in Ireland came from the pasture lands on which cattle were bred.

    With no income save what she earned from week to week they were equally impossible.

    They had left me an income of three hundred and fifty dollars a year; and I determined to go to college.

    And your little chocolate factory gives you at least some income?

    Meanwhile Rufus had succeeded in making an arrangement which promised to add to his weekly income.

    It is related that the taxes on his plantation for 1873 were over $900, while the income was less than $800.

    As is well known, the expenses of the educational department are defrayed from the other half of the income of the fund.

    Temptation says, draw it at income, or a trifle outside of income.

    Certainly wages will go up, because the income of all classes will be increased.

    "I have heard their income is much reduced," said Edouard gently.

Word Origin & History of - income

    Word Origin & History

    income c.1300, "entrance, arrival," lit. "what enters," perhaps a noun use of the late O.E. verb incuman "come in," from in (adv.) + cuman "to come" (see come). Meaning "money made through business or labor" first recorded 1601. 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. Incoming was originally of game approaching the hunter.

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