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
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
Origin: [See Allowance, n.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'allowance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4479
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'allowance' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2722
Rank popularity for the word 'allowance' in Nouns Frequency: #1272
The numerical value of allowance in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of allowance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Study until twenty five, investigate until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.
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.
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.
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.
My views have gone more towards allowance of a patient with medical marijuana, documented for a good medical reason, to be allowed to take it without getting penalized for it.
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- отстъпка, разрешение, признаване, вземане предвид, позволение, допусканеBulgarian
- annos, salliminen, määräraha, varaus, päivärahaFinnish
- pension alimentaireFrench
- cuibhreannScottish Gaelic
- razione, permesso, concessione, attenuante, delibera, sgravioItalian
- 給与, こずかいJapanese
- ски́дка, посо́бие, разреше́ние, допуще́ние, приня́тие, приня́тие во внима́ние, льго́та, позволе́ние, попра́вка, до́пуск, призна́ниеRussian
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