AskDefine | Define income

Dictionary Definition

income n : the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time [ant: outgo]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. italbrac or uncountable Money one earns by working or capitalising off other people's work.


Money one earns by working or capitalising off other people's work
  • Chinese: 收入 (shōu rù)
  • Czech: příjem
  • Dutch: inkomsten (singular inkomen)
  • Finnish: tulot (always plural)
  • French: revenu, recette
  • German: Einkommen
  • Italian: introiti (always plural)
  • Polish: dochód
  • Portuguese: renda (always singular)
  • Russian: доход
  • Spanish: ingreso
  • Swedish: inkomst

Extensive Definition

Income, refers to consumption opportunity gained by an entity within a specified time frame, which is generally expressed in monetary terms. For firms, income generally refers to net-profit: what remains of revenue after expenses have been subtracted. In the field of public economics, it may refer to the accumulation of both monetary and non-montary consumption ability, the former being used as a proxy for total income.


income in Arabic: دخل
income in Catalan: Ingrés
income in Czech: Výnos
income in German: Einkommen
income in Spanish: Ingreso
income in Esperanto: Rento
income in French: Revenu
income in Croatian: Dohodak
income in Italian: Reddito
income in Dutch: Inkomen
income in Japanese: 収入
income in Portuguese: Renda
income in Russian: Доход
income in Swedish: Inkomst
income in Tamil: வருவாய்
income in Ukrainian: Прибуток
income in Chinese: 收入

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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