Allowance is a piece of something given to a person, usually in relation to money or goods in exchange for service.(noun)
An example of an allowance is the money a parent gives to a child each week for the chores they do around the house.
Allowance is defined as a specific amount of something available for use.(noun)
An example of an allowance is the specific amount of money a woman sets aside for her shopping spree, knowing she can’t go over budget.
The definition of allowance is the lowering of an original price.(noun)
An example of an allowance is the reduced price of a new car when a person brings in their old car as a trade in.
Allowance means a given advantage.(noun)
An example of an allowance is a NASCAR driver who gets to move up his starting position in a race due to being wronged in a previous race.
Allowance is a consideration of unusual circumstances.(noun)
An example of allowance is taking into consideration the possibility of vegetarian guests at a wedding dinner, and deciding to offer both a meat and non-meat option.
See allowance in Webster's New World College Dictionary
See allowance in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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