• WordNet 3.6
    • n income the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 18% of an Americans income is spent on transportation
    • Income A coming in; entrance; admittance; ingress; infusion. "More abundant incomes of light and strength from God.""At mine income I louted low."
    • Income 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 . "No fields afford
      So large an income to the village lord."
    • Income That which is caused to enter; inspiration; influence; hence, courage or zeal imparted. "I would then make in and steep
      My income in their blood."
    • Income (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On average Americans spend 18% of their income on transportation
    • n income A coming in; arrival; entrance; introduction.
    • n income A new-comer or arrival; an incomer.
    • n income An entrance-fee.
    • n income A coming in as by influx or inspiration; hence, an inspired quality or characteristic, as courage or zeal; an inflowing principle.
    • n income A disease or ailment coming without known or apparent cause, as distinguished from one induced by accident or contagion. See ancome, oncome.
    • n income That which comes in to a person as payment for labor or services rendered in some office, or as gain from lands, business, the investment of capital, etc.; receipts or emoluments regularly accruing, either in a given time, or, when unqualified, annually; the annual receipts of a person or a corporation; revenue: as, an income of five thousand dollars; his income has been much reduced; the income from the business is small.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Ontario, an average household income of a golfer is greater than $60,000
    • n Income in′kum the gain, profit, or interest resulting from anything: revenue: :
    • n Income the act of coming in: revenue
    • n Income in′kum (Shak.) arrival
    • n Income in′kum (Scot.) a disease coming without known cause
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  • C. Northcote Parkinson
    C. Northcote Parkinson
    “Expenditures rise to meet income.”
  • Jane Austen
    “A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.”
  • Greek Proverb
    Greek Proverb
    “First secure an independent income, then practice virtue.”
  • William Feather
    “Women lie about their age; men lie about their income.”
  • Portuguese Proverb
    Portuguese Proverb
    “Good management is better than good income.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Pain pays the income of each precious thing.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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In literature:

But I speak of large capitals, professedly kept to bring in an income for the service of the Redeemer.
"Thoughts on Missions" by Sheldon Dibble
While, therefore, it decreases the cash income it increases the farm income and the labor income.
"The Young Farmer: Some Things He Should Know" by Thomas Forsyth Hunt
Aunt Sarah has refused to congratulate me, because the income is so small.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
Any enterprising man can make a large income out of its manufacture.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
All his efforts to obtain a steady income were unavailing.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
The total of the income for the first three objects, during the last two years, was L1,129, 13s.
"The Life of Trust: Being a Narrative of the Lord's Dealings With George Müller" by George Müller
This, however, does not constitute quite the whole income of the family.
"Change in the Village" by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
It is hardly necessary to remark that the same individual may be in receipt of both forms of income.
"The Settlement of Wage Disputes" by Herbert Feis
If your mother dies before you are twenty-one, all the income goes to you.
"Seek and Find" by Oliver Optic
And then you know, a man can't live altogether without an income.
"Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite" by Anthony Trollope

In poetry:

A solid Wall Street banker
With securities in sacks
And with clever men to show me
How to pay no income tax;
"Would You Believe It?" by Ellis Parker Butler
Of course, his income isn’t large,—
And not too certain—still you thrive
By steering well inside the marge,
And keep your little ones alive.
"Black Lizzie" by Henry Kendall
I've murdered Income Taxer Smith,
And now I'm Johnny Jones to you.
I have no home, no kin, no kith,
I do the things I want to do.
No matter though I've not a friend,
I've won to freedom in the end.
"The Mystery Of Mister Smith" by Robert W Service
Some nights are made for courting,
Nights when the new-born moon
Lies like a babe in a cradle of trees
With a noise like the sound of incoming seas
As the young wind whistles a tune.
"Girl To Her Chance-Bairn" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
Though skilled in Latin and in Greek,
And earning fifty cents a week,
Such knowledge, and the income, too,
Should teach you better what to do:
The meanest drudges, kept in pay,
Can pocket fifty cents a day.
"To A New England Poet" by Philip Morin Freneau
"I would not steal a penny, for my income's very fair -
I do not want a penny - I have pennies and to spare -
And if I stole a penny from a money-bag or till,
The sin would be enormous - the temptation being NIL.
"Mister William" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Lowered income tax rates while relieving 70,000 low-income Mainers from having to pay state income tax.
Middle-Income Workers Saving Less Than 5% of Their Income for Retirement.
He discusses various programs, from Nixon's (or Moynihan's) negative income tax through Social Security that have the effect of redistributing income.
Despite a more comfortable financial position, upper income consumers are feeling the effects of the sluggish economy like their more modest-income counterparts.
Smithfield Foods Inc reported net income of $51.6 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2006, versus net income of $58.4 million for the same period a year ago.
A House tax reform bill that aims to make state income taxes simpler and fairer is being criticized because it would raise taxes on some low-income residents.
52 billion Provision for income taxes (worldwide): $21.6 billion Net income: $30.5 billion Income tax rate: 45.
In recent blog posts, US News published exclusive analyses of how successful colleges are at graduating low-income students and high-income students.
Voxx International reported a double-digit gain in net sales , as well as higher net income and operating income in its second fiscal quarter, ended Aug 31.
In the Canadian tax system, there is a long list of income-tested credits and benefits that disappear for taxpayers who earn higher incomes.
Low-income seniors can also receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) on top of their basic OAS .
Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK) announced that net income for the quarter was $19.3 million, or 55 cents per share, versus income of $18.9 million, or 55 cents per share for the same period last year.
I'm writing regarding an often repeated refrain that the top 10% of income earners pay 70% of all income tax.
Charles Steiner, president of the Chamber of Schenectady County, presented a graph showing higher-income homeowners are leaving the county as lower-income households are increasing.
Dividends will be taxed as ordinary income in 2013, the same as wages, so rates will go up depending on which income bracket a taxpayer is in.

In science:

Initially, the particle moves in the field free region I ; ψin (x, y ) defined by Eq.(2.11) has the meaning of the incoming wave function in the gauge where the vector potential is zero in I .
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
To solve the scattering problem means to relate the interface value of the outgoing wave, ψout (y ) ≡ ψout (xout , y ), to that of the incoming one, ψin (y ) ≡ ψin (xin , y ).
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
The radiative torques are not fixed in body coordinates and it is likely that they can provide a means for suprathermal rotation for grains that are larger than the wavelength of the incoming radiation.
Physics of Grain Alignment
The phase function, F (ˆk, ˆk′ , B), is proportional to the differential scattering crosssection averaged with respect to incoming and outgoing polarizations.
Transport mean free path for Magneto-Transverse Light Diffusion: an alternative approach
We can observe the wandering of the incoming electrical signal.
Removing Line Interference from Gravitational Wave Interferometer Data