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 Dictionary entry overview: What does income mean? 

INCOME (noun)
  The noun INCOME has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: INCOME used as a noun is very rare.

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INCOME (noun)

Sense 1income [BACK TO TOP]


The financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("income" is a kind of...):

financial gain (the amount of monetary gain)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "income"):

disposable income (income (after taxes) that is available to you for saving or spending)

government income; government revenue (income available to the government)

unearned income; unearned revenue (personal income that you did not earn (e.g., dividends or interest or rent income))

unearned income; unearned revenue ((accounting) income received but not yet earned (usually considered a current liability on a company's balance sheet))

net sales (gross sales reduced by customer discounts, returns, freight out, and allowances)

gross revenue; gross sales; sales (income (at invoice values) received for goods and services over some given period of time)

issue; payoff; proceeds; return; take; takings; yield (the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property)

rental income (income received from rental properties)

personal income (the income received by a single individual)

cash flow (the excess of cash revenues over cash outlays in a give period of time (not including non-cash expenses))

earnings; lucre; net; net income; net profit; profit; profits (the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses))

gross; receipts; revenue (the entire amount of income before any deductions are made)

Earnings Before Interest Taxes Depreciation and Amortization; EBITDA (income before interest and taxes and depreciation and amortization have been subtracted; an indicator of a company's profitability that is watched by investors (especially in leveraged buyouts))

easy money; gravy train (income obtained with a minimum of effort)

double dipping (two incomes received from the same source (as by holding a government job and receiving a government pension))

per capita income (the total national income divided by the number of people in the nation)


outgo (money paid out)

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