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.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The ration or allotted quantum of provisions which each individual receives; and it is either double, full, two-thirds, half, or short, according to incidents.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A sum paid periodically for services rendered. The French use the word traitment in this sense. The allowances of an officer are distinct from his pay proper, and are applicable to a variety of circumstances.
A specific amount of money allocated for a specific purpose.
The au pair had an allowance paid for their services as detailed in their agreement.Submitted by MaryC on March 30, 2020
To allow or authorize.
Their daily travel allowance was approved by Human Resources for the business.Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020
British National Corpus
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
Examples of allowance in a Sentence
Most kids his age, they’re saving their allowance to buy video games or something to play with. But for him to save up to buy snacks and pizza for us, that was just really awesome.
First thing was we can get almost all the bills paid, but what are we going to do about rent, because our rent comes from my husband's pay, which includes housing allowance, without that we can't afford the Seattle area.
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.
Can it happen again ? Unfortunately, it can if the wrongness continues to grow, and the allowance by any leadership allows it to grow, there are always people out there willing to jump on bandwagons of hate and that's exactly what it is.
The special allowance program will protect the value of our oil by ensuring that operators are only producing what they are able to move to market.
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Translations for allowance
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- отстъпка, разрешение, признаване, вземане предвид, позволение, допусканеBulgarian
- کمک هزینهPersian
- 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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