Definitions for Allowanceəˈlaʊ əns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. allowance(noun)

    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"

  2. allowance(noun)

    a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses

  3. allowance, adjustment(noun)

    an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances

    "an allowance for profit"

  4. allowance, leeway, margin, tolerance(noun)

    a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits

  5. 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

  6. allowance(verb)

    the act of allowing

    "He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room"

  7. allowance(verb)

    put on a fixed allowance, as of food

Wiktionary

  1. allowance(Noun)

    The act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance.

    Without the king's will or the state's allowance. --William Shakespeare

  2. allowance(Noun)

    Acknowledgment.

    The censure of the which one must in your allowance overweigh a whole theater of others. --William Shakespeare

  3. allowance(Noun)

    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.

  4. allowance(Noun)

    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.

  5. allowance(Noun)

    A customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries, such as tare and tret.

  6. allowance(Noun)

    A child's allowance; pocket money.

    She gives her daughters each an allowance of thirty dollars a month.

  7. allowance(Verb)

    To put upon a fixed allowance (especially of provisions and drink); to supply in a fixed and limited quantity.

  8. Origin: alouance (Modern French allouance, see also the verb allouer).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Allowance(noun)

    approval; approbation

  2. Allowance(noun)

    the act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance

  3. Allowance(noun)

    acknowledgment

  4. Allowance(noun)

    license; indulgence

  5. Allowance(noun)

    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

  6. Allowance(noun)

    abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances; as, to make allowance for the inexperience of youth

  7. Allowance(noun)

    a customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries, such as tare and tret

  8. Allowance(noun)

    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

  9. Origin: [See Allowance, n.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Allowance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4479

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Allowance' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2722

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Allowance' in Nouns Frequency: #1272

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Allowance in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Allowance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Osler:

    Study until twenty five, investigate until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.

  2. Sandra Wells:

    I doubt every single view is buying a toy, but it influences what they want for Christmas and birthdays, and if they get (an) allowance.

  3. Henry David Thoreau:

    The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.

  4. Saki:

    Scandal is merely the compassionate allowance which the gay make to the humdrum. Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people.

  5. Sudeep Ghai of Athena Aviation:

    Both are breakage plays in that not all customers will use their allowance, but perhaps more importantly they also lock in customer loyalty as customers need to fly the airline to realize the benefit.

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Translations for Allowance

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • отстъпка, разрешение, признаване, вземане предвид, позволение, допусканеBulgarian
  • ErlaubnisGerman
  • toleranciaSpanish
  • annos, salliminen, määräraha, varaus, päivärahaFinnish
  • pension alimentaireFrench
  • cuibhreannScottish Gaelic
  • razione, permesso, concessione, attenuante, delibera, sgravioItalian
  • 給与, こずかいJapanese
  • toestemmingDutch
  • ଅନୁମତିOriya
  • kieszonkowePolish
  • abonoPortuguese
  • ски́дка, посо́бие, разреше́ние, допуще́ние, приня́тие, приня́тие во внима́ние, льго́та, позволе́ние, попра́вка, до́пуск, призна́ниеRussian
  • tillåtelseSwedish
  • 津贴Chinese

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