Definition of "income" [in•come]

  • The amount of money or its equivalent received during a period of time in exchange for labor or services, from the sale of goods or property, or as profit from financial investments. (noun)
  • The act of coming in; entrance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "income" in a sentence
  • "• Filing status• Dependents• Total income• Deductions• CreditsDon't jump to file an amended return if you've discovered a small mistake on your 1040, such as forgetting to include the interest income credited to your checking account."
  • "Excluding AFMC and cellulosic biofuel tax credits, early debt retirement costs and restructuring expenses, adjusted net income was $20.3 million, or $0.50 per share versus second quarter fiscal 2010 adjusted net income* of $8.8 million, or $0.22 per share."
  • "Financial Results net income $12.0 million represents an 84. 3% increase over 2008 adjusted net income*, with EPS of $0.28 -- interCLICK Announces Record Results and Accelerated Growth"