HyperDic: allowance

English > 7 senses of the word allowance:
NOUNpossessionallowancean amount allowed or granted / granted (as during a given period)
possessionallowancea sum granted as reimbursement for expenses
possessionallowance, adjustmentan amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances
attributeallowance, leeway, margin, tolerancea permissible / permissible difference
possessionallowance, valuation reserve, valuation account, allowance accounta reserve fund created by a charge against profits / profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets
actallowancethe act of allowing
VERBpossessionallowanceput on a fixed allowance, as of food
allowance > pronunciation
Soundsahlaw'ahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > allowance: 7 senses > noun 1, possession
MeaningAn amount allowed or granted / granted (as during a given period).
Examples
  • "travel allowance"
  • "my weekly allowance of two eggs"
  • "a child's allowance should not be too generous"
Narrowerprivy purseAllowance for a monarch's personal expenses
Broadershare, portion, part, percentageassets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
Spanishasignación, paga
Catalanassignació, paga
Verbsallowgive or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
allowanceput on a fixed allowance, as of food
English > allowance: 7 senses > noun 2, possession
MeaningA sum granted as reimbursement for expenses.
Narrowerper diemA daily allowance for living expenses (especially while traveling in connection with your job)
travel allowance, travel reimbursementA sum allowed for travel
Broaderreimbursementcompensation paid (to someone) for damages or losses or money already spent etc.
Spanishdieta
Catalandieta
English > allowance: 7 senses > noun 3, possession
MeaningAn amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances.
Example"an allowance for profit"
Synonymadjustment
Narrowercost-of-living allowanceAn allowance for changes in the consumer price index
deduction, discountAn amount or percentage deducted
depreciation allowanceAn allowance for loss due to depreciation
seasonal adjustmentA statistical adjustment made to accommodate predictable fluctuations as a function of the season of the year
tareAn adjustment made for the weight of the packaging in order to determine the net weight of the goods
BroaderrecompensePayment or reward (as for service rendered)
Spanishbonificación
English > allowance: 7 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningA permissible / permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits.
Synonymsleeway, margin, tolerance
Broaderdiscrepancy, disagreement, divergence, varianceA difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions
Spanishmargen
Catalanmarge
Verbsallowallow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting
English > allowance: 7 senses > noun 5, possession
MeaningA reserve fund created by a charge against profits / profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets.
Synonymsvaluation reserve, valuation account, allowance account
Broaderreserve account, reserve fundfunds taken out of earnings to provide for anticipated future payments
English > allowance: 7 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningThe act of allowing.
Example"He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room"
NarrowertoleranceThe act of tolerating something
Broaderlicense, permission, permitThe act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
Spanishconcesión
Catalanconcessió
Verbsallowallow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting
English > allowance: 7 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningput on a fixed allowance, as of food.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something
Broaderallow, grantLet have
Nounsallowancean amount allowed or granted / granted (as during a given period)

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