Allowance meaning

ə-louəns
A reduction in the price of something in consideration of a large order or of turning in a used article, etc.
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Allowance is defined as a specific amount of something available for use.

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.

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Allowance means a given advantage.

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.

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Allowance is a piece of something given to a person, usually in relation to money or goods in exchange for service.

An example of an allowance is the money a parent gives to a child each week for the chores they do around the house.

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Allowance is a consideration of unusual circumstances.

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.

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The act of allowing.
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An amount that is allowed or granted.

Consumed my weekly allowance of two eggs.

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Something, such as money, given at regular intervals or for a specific purpose.

A travel allowance that covers hotel bills.

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A small amount of money regularly given to a child, often as payment for household chores.
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A price reduction, especially one granted in exchange for used merchandise.

The dealer gave us an allowance on our old car.

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To dispense in fixed quantities; ration.
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The act of allowing, permitting, admitting, etc.

The allowance of a claim.

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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 specific purpose.

Travel allowance.

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The amount by which something is allowed to be more or less than stated, as to compensate for the weight of the container, inaccuracy of machining, etc.
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To put on an allowance or a ration.
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To apportion economically.
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Designating a horse race in which the weight each horse must carry is set by a formula tied to the horse's past performance and earnings.
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A portion or share, especially of money.
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A portion of a decedent’s estate awarded by statute to the decedent’s survivors for support during the administration of the estate, regardless of whether they have any rights to the estate or any testamentary disposition or competing claims to the estate. If statutorily available is only to the surviving spouse, it is known as a spousal (or widow’s or widower’s) allowance. If statutorily available is to surviving spouse, children, or parents, it is known as a family allowance. See also elective share.
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The court-ordered financial award to a fiduciary for services rendered.
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A deduction.
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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.
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Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances; as, to make allowance for the inexperience of youth.
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(commerce) A customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries, such as tare and tret.
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A child's allowance; pocket money.

She gives her daughters each an allowance of thirty dollars a month.

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To put upon a fixed allowance (especially of provisions and drink); to supply in a fixed and limited quantity.

The captain was obliged to allowance his crew.

Our provisions were allowanced.

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The definition of allowance is the lowering of an original price.

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.

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To put on a fixed allowance.

Cut expenses by strictly allowancing the sales representatives.

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make allowance
  • To take into consideration when planning something.
  • To make excuses for or treat with leniency.
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make allowance
  • To take circumstances, limitations, etc. into consideration.
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make allowance for
  • To forgive or excuse because of mitigating factors.
  • To leave room, time, etc. for; allow for.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

make allowance
make allowance
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Origin of allowance

  • Old French alouance.

    From Wiktionary