income


income
in|come
W1S2 [ˈıŋkʌm, ˈın-] n [U and C]
the money that you earn from your work or that you receive from ↑investments, the government etc
People on a high income should pay more tax.
low-income families
His annual income is £250,000.
workers with a family income of less than $30,000
Older people may have more disposable income because their houses are paid for.
income from
income from savings and pensions
Welfare is their only source of income .
You should be insured against loss of income .
He supplements his income with a part-time bar job.
see usage notepay2
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COLLOCATES for sense 1
on a ... income (=earning a particular amount)
high/low income
high-income/low-income
annual income
family/household income
disposable income (=your income after tax and necessary bills have been paid)
taxable income (=the part of your income on which you pay tax)
net income (=your income after you have paid taxes)
gross income (=your income before you have paid taxes)
investment income (=income from investments)
source of income
loss of income
supplement your income (with something) (=increase your income by doing something)
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • income — in·come n: a gain or recurrent benefit usu. measured in money that derives from capital or labor; also: the amount of such gain received in a period of time an income of $20,000 a year Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

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  • income — (n.) c.1300, entrance, arrival, lit. what enters, perhaps a noun use of the late Old English verb incuman come in, from in (adv.) + cuman to come (see COME (Cf. come)). Meaning money made through business or labor (i.e., that which comes in as a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • income — [n] money earned by work or investments assets, avails, benefits, bottom line*, cash, cash flow, commission, compensation, dividends, drawings, earnings, gains, gravy*, gross, harvest, honorarium, interest, in the black*, livelihood, means, net,… …   New thesaurus

  • income — ► NOUN ▪ money received, especially on a regular basis, for work or through investments …   English terms dictionary

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  • income — The return in money from one s business, labor, or capital invested; gains, profits, salary, wages, etc. The gain derived from capital, from labor or effort, or both combined, including profit or gain through sale or conversion of capital. Income …   Black's law dictionary

  • income — The return in money from one s business, labor, or capital invested; gains, profits, salary, wages, etc. The gain derived from capital, from labor or effort, or both combined, including profit or gain through sale or conversion of capital. Income …   Black's law dictionary

  • Income — This article is about theoretical attempts to define income. For its definition in United States law, see Income (United States legal definitions). Income is the consumption and savings opportunity gained by an entity within a specified time… …   Wikipedia

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