Associations to the word «Allowance»


ALLOWANCE, noun. The act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance.
ALLOWANCE, noun. Acknowledgment.
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.
ALLOWANCE, noun. Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances; as, to make allowance for the inexperience of youth.
ALLOWANCE, noun. (commerce) A customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries, such as tare and tret.
ALLOWANCE, noun. A child's allowance; pocket money.
ALLOWANCE, noun. (minting) A permissible deviation in the fineness and weight of coins, owing to the difficulty in securing exact conformity to the standard prescribed by law.
ALLOWANCE, noun. (obsolete) approval; approbation
ALLOWANCE, noun. (obsolete) license; indulgence
ALLOWANCE, verb. To put upon a fixed allowance (especially of provisions and drink); to supply in a fixed and limited quantity.

Dictionary definition

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".
ALLOWANCE, noun. A sum granted as reimbursement for expenses.
ALLOWANCE, noun. An amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances; "an allowance for profit".
ALLOWANCE, noun. A permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits.
ALLOWANCE, noun. A reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets.
ALLOWANCE, noun. The act of allowing; "He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room".
ALLOWANCE, verb. Put on a fixed allowance, as of food.

Wise words

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