Definitions for Allowanceəˈlaʊ əns
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
al•low•anceəˈlaʊ əns(n.; v.)-anced, -anc•ing.
(n.)the act of allowing.
an amount or share allotted or granted:
a dietary allowance of 900 calories a day.
a sum of money allotted for a particular purpose.
a sum of money allotted on a regular basis, as for personal or living expenses.
an additional sum allotted for specific circumstances:
an allowance for depreciation.
(v.t.)to place on a fixed allowance, as of food.
Idioms for allowance:
make allowance(s) for, to excuse, taking mitigating factors into consideration. to allow for. to reserve time, money, etc., for.
Origin of allowance:
1350–1400; < MF
an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period)
"travel allowance"; "my weekly allowance of two eggs"; "a child's allowance should not be too generous"
a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses
an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances
"an allowance for profit"
allowance, leeway, margin, tolerance(noun)
a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
valuation reserve, valuation account, allowance, allowance account(noun)
a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets
the act of allowing
"He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room"
put on a fixed allowance, as of food
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
money obtained without working
our daughter's weekly allowance
money for a special purpose
a travel allowance
The act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance.
Without the king's will or the state's allowance. --William Shakespeare
The censure of the which one must in your allowance overweigh a whole theater of others. --William Shakespeare
That which is allowed; a share or portion allotted or granted; a sum granted as a reimbursement, a bounty, or as appropriate for any purpose; a stated quantity, as of food or drink; hence, a limited quantity of meat and drink, when provisions fall short.
I can give the boy a handsome allowance. -- William Makepeace Thackeray.
Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances; as, to make allowance for the inexperience of youth.
After making the largest allowance for fraud. -- Thomas Babington Macaulay.
A customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries, such as tare and tret.
A child's allowance; pocket money.
She gives her daughters each an allowance of thirty dollars a month.
To put upon a fixed allowance (especially of provisions and drink); to supply in a fixed and limited quantity.
Origin: alouance (Modern French allouance, see also the verb allouer).
the act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance
that which is allowed; a share or portion allotted or granted; a sum granted as a reimbursement, a bounty, or as appropriate for any purpose; a stated quantity, as of food or drink; hence, a limited quantity of meat and drink, when provisions fall short
abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances; as, to make allowance for the inexperience of youth
a customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries, such as tare and tret
to put upon a fixed allowance (esp. of provisions and drink); to supply in a fixed and limited quantity; as, the captain was obliged to allowance his crew; our provisions were allowanced
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Rank popularity for the word 'Allowance' in Nouns Frequency: #1272
Translations for Allowance
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a fixed sum or quantity given regularly
His father made him an allowance of $20 a month.
- sakgeld, toelaagAfrikaans
- حِصَّة، نَصِيبArabic
- периодично отпускана сумаBulgarian
- mesadaPortuguese (BR)
- die finanzielle ZuwendungGerman
- bevilget beløb; lommepengeDanish
- επίδομα, χαρτζιλίκιGreek
- paga, asignación, subsidioSpanish
- abiraha, taskurahaEstonian
- مقرری؛ پول ماهیانهFarsi
- toistuva raha-apuFinnish
- דְמֵי כִּיסHebrew
- uang sakuIndonesian
- fjárstyrkur, vasapeningarIcelandic
- paghetta, (somma di denaro concessa)Italian
- pabalsts; izmaksaLatvian
- bevilget sum, ukepenger, lommepengerNorwegian
- مقرری؛ پول ماهیانهPersian
- مقررول، میاشتنی پیسیPashto
- содержание;карманные деньгиRussian
- underhåll, bidrag, tilldelningSwedish
- เบี้ยเลี้ยง; ค่าใช้จ่ายThai
- 津貼，固定零用金Chinese (Trad.)
- утримання; кишенькові грошіUkrainian
- tiền trợ cấpVietnamese
- 津贴，补助，零用钱Chinese (Simp.)
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