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al·low·ance

 (ə-lou′əns)
n.
1. The act of allowing.
2. An amount that is allowed or granted: consumed my weekly allowance of two eggs.
3. Something, such as money, given at regular intervals or for a specific purpose: a travel allowance that covers hotel bills.
4. A small amount of money regularly given to a child, often as payment for household chores.
5. A price reduction, especially one granted in exchange for used merchandise: The dealer gave us an allowance on our old car.
tr.v. al·low·anced, al·low·anc·ing, al·low·anc·es
1. To put on a fixed allowance: cut expenses by strictly allowancing the sales representatives.
2. To dispense in fixed quantities; ration.
Idiom:
make allowance/allowances for
1. To take into consideration when planning something.
2. To make excuses for or treat with leniency.

allowance

(əˈlaʊəns)
n
1. an amount of something, esp money or food, given or allotted usually at regular intervals
2. a discount, as in consideration for something given in part exchange or to increase business; rebate
3. (Accounting & Book-keeping) (in Britain) an amount of a person's income that is not subject to a particular tax and is therefore deducted before his or her liability to taxation is assessed
4. a portion set aside to compensate for something or to cover special expenses
5. (Education) education Brit a salary supplement given to a teacher who is appointed to undertake extra duties and responsibilities
6. admission; concession
7. the act of allowing; sanction; toleration
8. something allowed
9. make allowances make allowance (usually foll by for)
a. to take mitigating circumstances into account in consideration (of)
b. to allow (for)
vb
(tr) to supply (something) in limited amounts

al•low•ance

(əˈlaʊ əns)

n., v. -anced, -anc•ing. n.
1. the act of allowing.
2. an amount or share allotted or granted: a dietary allowance of 900 calories a day.
3. a sum of money allotted for a particular purpose.
4. a sum of money allotted on a regular basis, as for personal or living expenses.
5. an additional sum allotted for specific circumstances: an allowance for depreciation.
6. acknowledgment; concession.
7. tolerance.
v.t. Archaic.
8. to place on a fixed allowance, as of food.
Idioms:
make allowance(s) for,
a. to excuse, taking mitigating factors into consideration.
b. to allow for.
c. to reserve time, money, etc., for.
[1350–1400; < Middle French]

allowance


Past participle: allowanced
Gerund: allowancing

Imperative
allowance
allowance
Present
I allowance
you allowance
he/she/it allowances
we allowance
you allowance
they allowance
Preterite
I allowanced
you allowanced
he/she/it allowanced
we allowanced
you allowanced
they allowanced
Present Continuous
I am allowancing
you are allowancing
he/she/it is allowancing
we are allowancing
you are allowancing
they are allowancing
Present Perfect
I have allowanced
you have allowanced
he/she/it has allowanced
we have allowanced
you have allowanced
they have allowanced
Past Continuous
I was allowancing
you were allowancing
he/she/it was allowancing
we were allowancing
you were allowancing
they were allowancing
Past Perfect
I had allowanced
you had allowanced
he/she/it had allowanced
we had allowanced
you had allowanced
they had allowanced
Future
I will allowance
you will allowance
he/she/it will allowance
we will allowance
you will allowance
they will allowance
Future Perfect
I will have allowanced
you will have allowanced
he/she/it will have allowanced
we will have allowanced
you will have allowanced
they will have allowanced
Future Continuous
I will be allowancing
you will be allowancing
he/she/it will be allowancing
we will be allowancing
you will be allowancing
they will be allowancing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been allowancing
you have been allowancing
he/she/it has been allowancing
we have been allowancing
you have been allowancing
they have been allowancing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been allowancing
you will have been allowancing
he/she/it will have been allowancing
we will have been allowancing
you will have been allowancing
they will have been allowancing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been allowancing
you had been allowancing
he/she/it had been allowancing
we had been allowancing
you had been allowancing
they had been allowancing
Conditional
I would allowance
you would allowance
he/she/it would allowance
we would allowance
you would allowance
they would allowance
Past Conditional
I would have allowanced
you would have allowanced
he/she/it would have allowanced
we would have allowanced
you would have allowanced
they would have allowanced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.allowance - an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period)allowance - 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"
share, percentage, portion, part - assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"
privy purse - allowance for a monarch's personal expenses
2.allowance - a sum granted as reimbursement for expensesallowance - a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses
reimbursement - compensation paid (to someone) for damages or losses or money already spent etc.; "he received reimbursement for his travel expenses"
per diem - a daily allowance for living expenses (especially while traveling in connection with your job)
travel allowance, travel reimbursement - a sum allowed for travel
3.allowance - an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstancesallowance - an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances; "an allowance for profit"
cost-of-living allowance - an allowance for changes in the consumer price index
depreciation allowance - an allowance for loss due to depreciation
deduction, discount - an amount or percentage deducted
seasonal adjustment - a statistical adjustment made to accommodate predictable fluctuations as a function of the season of the year; "seasonal adjustments for housing starts must be made in mid-winter"
tare - an adjustment made for the weight of the packaging in order to determine the net weight of the goods
recompense - payment or reward (as for service rendered)
4.allowance - a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
discrepancy, disagreement, divergence, variance - a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions; "a growing divergence of opinion"
5.allowance - a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assetsallowance - a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets
reserve account, reserve fund - funds taken out of earnings to provide for anticipated future payments
6.allowance - the act of allowing; "He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room"
tolerance - the act of tolerating something
permission, permit, license - the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
Verb1.allowance - put on a fixed allowance, as of foodallowance - put on a fixed allowance, as of food
grant, allow - let have; "grant permission"; "Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison"

allowance

noun
2. pocket money, grant, fee, payment, consideration, ration, handout, remittance The boy was given an allowance for his own needs.
3. concession, discount, reduction, repayment, deduction, rebate those earning less than the basic tax allowance
make allowances for someone forgive, excuse, tolerate, indulge, pardon, acquit, overlook, condone, pass over, turn a blind eye to, exonerate, absolve, bear with, wink at, extenuate, exculpate He's tired so I'll make allowances for him.
make allowances for something take into account, anticipate, allow for, bear in mind, foresee, take into consideration The raw exam results make no allowance for social background.

allowance

noun
1. The approving of an action, especially when done by one in authority:
Informal: OK.
2. That which is allotted:
Informal: cut.
Slang: divvy.
3. An accommodation made in the light of special or extenuating circumstances:
Translations
حِصَّة، نَصِيبعلاوة شَهْرِيَّة، مُخَصَّص نَقْدِيمَصْرُوف الـجَيْب
kapesnévůle
lommepengemulighedspillerumbevilget beløb
taskuraha
džeparac
fjárstyrkur, vasapeningarsvigrúm; brún, mörk
ポケットマネー
용돈
žepnina
fickpengar
เงินติดกระเป๋า
tiền tiêu vặt

allowance

[əˈlaʊəns] N
1. (= payment) (from state) → prestación f; (from ex-husband, benefactor) → pensión f; (from parents) → dinero mensual/semanal/; (= allocated from fund) → asignación f (esp US) (= pocket money) → dinero m de bolsillo
he makes his mother an allowancele concede una pensión a su madre
he has an allowance of £100 a monthtiene una asignación de 100 libras mensuales
see also family B
2. (= discount) → descuento m, rebaja f (Tax) → desgravación f
tax allowancedesgravación f fiscal
3. (= concession) → concesión f
one must make allowanceshay que hacer concesiones
to make allowance(s) for sbser comprensivo con algn, disculpar a algn
to make allowance(s) for the weathertener en cuenta el tiempo
4. (Mech) → tolerancia f
5. (= volume, weight) → margen m

allowance

[əˈlaʊəns] n
(= grant) → allocation f; (for expenses)indemnité f
disability allowance → allocation f d'invalidité
fuel allowance → indemnité f de déplacement
London allowance → indemnité de résidence (à Londres)
(from parent etc) (= pocket money) → argent m de poche; (to buy clothes, books etc)subside m
(FINANCE) (for taxation purposes)somme f déductible du revenu imposable, abattement m
personal allowance → abattement personnel
(= concession) to make allowances for sth [+ thing, situation] → tenir compte de qch
to make allowances for sb → faire des exceptions pour qn

allowance

n
finanzielle Unterstützung; (paid by state) → Beihilfe f; (parent to child) → Unterhaltsgeld nt; (as compensation, for unsociable hours, overseas allowance etc) → Zulage f; (on business trip) → Spesen pl; (= spending money)Taschengeld nt; clothing allowanceKleidungsgeld nt; petrol allowance (Brit) → Benzingeld nt; his father still gives him an allowancesein Vater unterstützt ihn noch immer finanziell; he gives his wife a dress allowanceer gibt seiner Frau einen Zuschuss zu den Kleidungskosten; he gave her an allowance of £100 a monther stellte ihr monatlich £ 100 zur Verfügung
(Fin: = tax allowance) → Freibetrag m
(Fin, Comm: = discount) → (Preis)nachlass m(on für); (= quantity allowed: for shrinkage etc) → Zugabe f
(= acceptance: of goal, claim, appeal) → Anerkennung f
Zugeständnisse pl; to make allowance(s) for somethingetw berücksichtigen; to make allowances for somebodybei jdm Zugeständnisse machen; you have to make allowancesSie müssen (gewisse) Zugeständnisse machen

allowance

[əˈlaʊəns] n (payment) → assegno; (for travelling, accommodation) → indennità f inv; (ration) → razione f; (Tax) → detrazione f d'imposta; (discount) → riduzione f, sconto
monthly clothing allowance → cifra mensile per il vestiario
family allowance (old) (child benefit) → assegni mpl familiari
to make allowance(s) for (person) → scusare (allow for, shrinkage) → tener conto di

allow

(əˈlau) verb
1. not to forbid or prevent. He allowed me to enter; Playing football in the street is not allowed.
2. (with for) to take into consideration when judging or deciding. These figures allow for price rises.
3. to give, especially for a particular purpose or regularly. His father allows him too much money.
alˈlowance noun
1. a fixed sum or quantity given regularly. His father made him an allowance of $20 a month.
2. something (usually a quantity) allowed. This dress pattern has a seam allowance of 1 cm.
make allowance for
to take into consideration when deciding etc. We've made allowance for the fact that everyone has different tastes.

allowance

مَصْرُوف الـجَيْب kapesné lommepenge Taschengeld χαρτζιλίκι dinero de bolsillo taskuraha argent de poche džeparac denaro per le piccole spese ポケットマネー 용돈 zakgeld lommepenger kieszonkowe mesada карманные деньги fickpengar เงินติดกระเป๋า cep harçlığı tiền tiêu vặt 零用钱

al·low·ance

n. asignación, regalía; 2. dieta alimenticia.

allowance

n recommended daily — (ant) ingesta diaria recomendada (V. también intake.)
References in classic literature ?
As for the money I had from you, I deposit it to your credit, Professor Beecher having made me an allowance for steering rival parties on the wrong trail.
They had had a long argument with Ambrosch about Antonia's allowance for clothes and pocket-money.
Pyncheon, after pausing a moment, as if to consider what the carpenter's smile might mean, "appeared to be on the very verge of a settlement and full allowance, at the period of my grandfather's decease.
Now, if after he fetches a few breaths you alarm him, so that he sounds, he will be always dodging up again to make good his regular allowance of air.
In general, he toddled around the kitchen all day with a lean and hungry look--the portion of the family's allowance that fell to him was not enough, and he was unrestrainable in his demand for more.
Why, I was obliged to let him understand explicitly that I preferred to keep some of my clothes for my own personal wearing; also, I put his magnificence upon an allowance of cologne-water, and actually was so cruel as to restrict him to one dozen of my cambric handkerchiefs.
Many a poor sore-eyed student that I have heard of would grow faster, both intellectually and physically, if, instead of sitting up so very late, he honestly slumbered a fool's allowance.
Now after making this allowance, the truth remained that if I could find out something about a castle before ringing the door- bell -- I mean hailing the warders -- it was the sensible thing to do.
Shivering with cold, we turned into bed with a double allowance of clothes, and slept comfortably while the wind howled AUTOUR DE LA MAISON; when I awoke, the wall and the window looked equally dark, but in another hour I found I could just see the form of the latter; so I jumped out of bed, and forced it open, though with great difficulty from the frost and the quantities of GNILLIC heaped up against it.
When the last crisp slice of bacon was gone, and the last allowance of corn pone devoured, the boys stretched themselves out on the grass, filled with contentment.
Here, too, the slaves of all the other farms received their monthly allowance of food, and their yearly clothing.
Her allowance is very liberal; nothing has ever been grudged for her improvement or comfort.

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