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Definitions of allowance

  1. To put on an allowance; limit in amount. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. put on a fixed allowance, as of food Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. To put upon allowance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. the act of allowing; "He objected to the allowance of smoking in the diningroom" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. Approval; approbation. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. License; indulgence. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances; as, to make allowance for the inexperience of youth. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries, such as tare and tret. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Admission; concession; a definite sum or quantity granted; as, an allowance of spending money. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. That which is allowed: a stated quantity: abatement. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Act of allowing; sanction; abatement; that which is allowed. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. That which is allowed; a limited amount, as of income or food. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Concession; a difference allowed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. The act of allowing; permission; admission; fixed quantity or sum allowed; approbation; abatement; deduction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. The act of allowing; permission; a settled rate; a salary. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for allowance

  1. " Here, Elsie," he said, laying down his pen, " I want to give you your month's allowance – Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley
  2. Your whole quarter's allowance I bullieve,- ain't it? – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
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