Allowance

  • 1 allowance — al‧low‧ance [əˈlaʊəns] noun 1. [countable] an amount of money that someone is given regularly or for a special reason: • She earns a package worth $1 million, including a $15,000 clothing allowance. ˌcost of ˈliving alˌlowance [countable] HUMAN… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Allowance — may refer to: *Allowance (money) *Allowances in accounting, see Accounts receivable *Personal allowance in the United Kingdom s taxing system * Jobseeker s Allowance, a term for unemployment benefit in the United Kingdom * EU Allowances… …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 allowance — al·low·ance /ə lau̇ əns/ n 1: an allotted share: as a: a sum granted as a reimbursement or payment for expenses an allowance to support the deceased s family deduction for a moving allowance b: a sum granted as a reduction or increase …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 allowance — 1 *ration, dole, pittance Analogous words: allotment, apportionment, assignment (see corresponding verbs at ALLOT): share (see corresponding verb SHARE): grant, *appropriation, subsidy 2 Allowance, concession both signify a change made by way of… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 allowance — [ə lou′əns] n. 1. the act of allowing, permitting, admitting, etc. [the allowance of a claim] 2. something allowed as a share; specif., an amount of money, food, etc. given regularly to a child, dependent, etc. or to military personnel for a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Allowance — Al*low ance, n. [OF. alouance.] 1. Approval; approbation. [Obs.] Crabbe. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance. [1913 Webster] Without the king s will or the state …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Allowance — Al*low ance, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Allowancing}.] [See {Allowance}, n.] 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 allowance — (n.) late 14c., praise (a sense now obsolete), from O.Fr. aloance allowance, granting, allocation, from alouer (see ALLOW (Cf. allow)). Sense of a sum alloted to meet expenses is from c.1400. In accounts, meaning a sum placed to one s credit is… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 allowance — [n1] amount of money or other supply aid, alimony, allocation, allotment, annuity, apportionment, bequest, bite*, bounty, commission, contribution, cut, endowment, fee, fellowship, gift, grant, honorarium, inheritance, interest, legacy, lot,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 Allowance — Allowance. См. Припуск. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …

    Словарь металлургических терминов

  • 11 Allowance — (engl., spr. ällaūens, »Erlaubnis«), s. Armenwesen (Abschnitt »England«) …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 12 allowance — ► NOUN 1) the amount of something allowed. 2) a sum of money paid regularly to a person. 3) an amount of money that can be earned or received free of tax. ● make allowances for Cf. ↑make allowances for …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 allowance — noun 1 amount of sth that you are allowed ADJECTIVE ▪ baggage ▪ tax ▪ holiday (BrE) VERB + ALLOWANCE ▪ be entitled to, get …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 allowance — al|low|ance W3S2 [əˈlauəns] n 1.) [C usually singular] an amount of money that you are given regularly or for a special purpose a monthly/annual etc allowance ▪ His father gives him a monthly allowance of £200. allowance for ▪ Do you get an… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 allowance — n. taking into account 1) to make (an) allowance for (to make allowance/an allowance for inexperience; to make allowances for wear and tear) sum granted 2) to grant an allowance 3) a cost of living; depletion; trade in allowance 4) a daily;… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 allowance */*/ — UK [əˈlaʊəns] / US noun [countable] Word forms allowance : singular allowance plural allowances 1) a) an amount of money that someone receives regularly, in order to pay for the things they need She receives a monthly allowance of £500. a… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 allowance — /euh low euhns/, n., v., allowanced, allowancing. n. 1. the act of allowing. 2. an amount or share allotted or granted. 3. a sum of money allotted or granted for a particular purpose, as for expenses: Her allowance for the business trip was $200 …

    Universalium

  • 18 allowance — [[t]əla͟ʊəns[/t]] allowances 1) N COUNT: usu with supp, oft N of amount An allowance is money that is given to someone, usually on a regular basis, in order to help them pay for the things that they need. He lives on a single parent s allowance… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 allowance — al|low|ance [ ə lauəns ] noun count ** 1. ) an amount of money that parents give a child regularly: I had to pay for the broken window out of my allowance. a ) an amount of money that someone receives regularly, in order to pay for the things… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 allowance — noun (C) 1 an amount of money that you are given regularly or for a special reason: His father gave him an allowance of $1000 a year. | travel/clothing/housing allowance etc (=money given officially to spend on travel etc): Jo s salary includes a …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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