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Money received, especially on a regular basis, for work or through investments:‘he has a nice home and an adequate income’[mass noun] ‘figures showed an overall increase in income this year’
earnings, salary, pay, remuneration, wages, stipend, emolumentrevenue, receipts, takings, profits, gains, proceeds, turnover, yield, dividend, incomings, money receivedmeanstakeView synonyms
- ‘It is better to think about ways in which you might earn extra money or increase your income.’
- ‘For falling prices to reverse, demand has to rise, supply has to fall and incomes have to go up.’
- ‘I would like him to tell us why even families on higher incomes than that face the same thing.’
- ‘My mother did not work after her marriage and did not contribute to the family income.’
- ‘This is not the case for personal finance where a regular income is often evident.’
- ‘This is particularly the case if they will be on low untaxable retirement incomes.’
- ‘However, this has been seen as a stealth tax by some because incomes tend to increase more quickly than prices.’
- ‘He had made a name for himself by pioneering tax cuts on wealth, profits and top incomes.’
- ‘If there were no one parent families, average family incomes would be much higher.’
- ‘I pay tax on my money, my taxed income is paid to the nanny and then I pay tax for the nanny on top.’
- ‘By taking advantage of these deals, the internet savvy can save money and stretch their incomes.’
- ‘They will not have the ability to change their incomes to pay for this increase.’
- ‘Thus the outlook for the market returns component of farm incomes is also not promising.’
- ‘Many people depend on the tax credit money to pay for their childcare, and supplement their incomes.’
- ‘Meanwhile, the rest of the income you receive from the fee can be used to clear the bank loan.’
- ‘A manager of a large taxi company said the lowering of incomes is making the job less popular.’
- ‘In contrast, the initial impact of the tax will be on the net incomes of retail firms.’
- ‘As long as the fund pays out a high proportion of the income it receives, there will be no double tax.’
- ‘The sharp drop in incomes caused the share of income taxes paid by the rich to shrink nearly a tenth.’
- ‘Throughout your working life you invest some of your income and turn it into a capital sum.’
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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