allowance - definitions and synonyms

allowance verb

  1. English Meaning: 

    : put on a fixed allowance, as of food

allowance noun

  1. English Meaning: 

    : an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period)

    Example Sentenses:

    • travel allowance

    • my weekly allowance of two eggs

    • a child's allowance should not be too generous

  2. English Meaning: 

    : a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses

  3. English Meaning: 

    : an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances

    Example Sentenses:

    • an allowance for profit


  4. English Meaning: 

    : a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits


    leeway / margin / tolerance
  5. English Meaning: 

    : a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets

  6. English Meaning: 

    : the act of allowing

    Example Sentenses:

    • He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room