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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Income  \In"come\,  n. 
  1.  A  coming  in  entrance;  admittance;  ingress;  infusion. 
  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  More  abundant  incomes  of  light  and  strength  from 
  God.  --Bp.  Rust. 
 
  At  mine  income  I  louted  low  --Drant. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  caused  to  enter  inspiration;  influence; 
  hence  courage  or  zeal  imparted.  [R.] 
 
  I  would  then  make  in  and  steep  My  income  in  their 
  blood.  --Chapman. 
 
  3.  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.  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  (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}. 
 
  {Income  bond},  a  bond  issued  on  the  income  of  the  corporation 
  or  company  issuing  it  and  the  interest  of  which  is  to  be 
  paid  from  the  earnings  of  the  company  before  any  dividends 
  are  made  to  stockholders;  --  issued  chiefly  or  exclusively 
  by  railroad  companies. 
 
  {Income  tax},  a  tax  upon  a  person's  incomes,  emoluments, 
  profits,  etc.,  or  upon  the  excess  beyond  a  certain  amount. 
 
  Syn:  Gain;  profit;  proceeds;  salary;  revenue;  receipts; 
  interest;  emolument;  produce. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  income 
  n  :  the  financial  gain  (earned  or  unearned)  accruing  over  a 
  given  period  of  time  [ant:  {outgo}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  INCOME,  n.  The  natural  and  rational  gauge  and  measure  of 
  respectability,  the  commonly  accepted  standards  being  artificial, 
  arbitrary  and  fallacious;  for  as  "Sir  Sycophas  Chrysolater"  in  the 
  play  has  justly  remarked,  "the  true  use  and  function  of  property  (in 
  whatsoever  it  consisteth  --  coins,  or  land,  or  houses,  or  merchant- 
  stuff,  or  anything  which  may  be  named  as  holden  of  right  to  one's  own 
  subservience)  as  also  of  honors,  titles,  preferments  and  place  and 
  all  favor  and  acquaintance  of  persons  of  quality  or  ableness,  are  but 
  to  get  money.  Hence  it  followeth  that  all  things  are  truly  to  be 
  rated  as  of  worth  in  measure  of  their  serviceableness  to  that  end  and 
  their  possessors  should  take  rank  in  agreement  thereto,  neither  the 
  lord  of  an  unproducing  manor,  howsoever  broad  and  ancient,  nor  he  who 
  bears  an  unremunerate  dignity,  nor  yet  the  pauper  favorite  of  a  king, 
  being  esteemed  of  level  excellency  with  him  whose  riches  are  of  daily 
  accretion;  and  hardly  should  they  whose  wealth  is  barren  claim  and 
  rightly  take  more  honor  than  the  poor  and  unworthy." 
 
 




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