allowance


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 allowance for clothes?
Sales staff get a generous mileage allowance or a company car.
If you are entitled to sickness allowance, you must claim it from your employer.
2.) [C usually singular]
an amount of something that is acceptable or safe
the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C
Passengers' baggage allowance is 75 pounds per person.
3.) BrE
an amount of money that you can earn without paying tax on it
a new tax allowance from the government
4.) [C usually singular] especially AmE a small amount of money that a parent regularly gives to a child
British Equivalent: pocket money
5.) [U and C]
something that you consider when deciding what is likely to happen, what you should expect etc
allowance for
There is always an allowance in insurance premiums for whether someone smokes or not.
make (an) allowance/make allowances (for sth)
The budget makes allowances for extra staff when needed.
6.) make allowance/allowances (for sb)
to let someone behave in a way you do not normally approve of, because you know there are special reasons for their behaviour
Dad's under pressure - you have to make allowances.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Allowance — (engl., spr. ällaūens, »Erlaubnis«), s. Armenwesen (Abschnitt »England«) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon


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