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Allowance meaning

allowance - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
  2. 2. Acknowledgment.
  3. 3. Approval; approbation.
  4. 4. The act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance.
  5. 5. License; indulgence.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances; as, to make allowance for the inexperience of youth.
  8. 8. A customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries, such as tare and tret.
  9. 9. To put upon a fixed allowance ( esp. of provisions and drink); to supply in a fixed and limited quantity; as, the captain was obliged to allowance his crew; our provisions were allowanced.
  10. 10. Act of allowing; sanction; abatement; that which is allowed.

allowance - examples of usage

  1. You don't make enough allowance for the fact that she is a girl, and has not seen you for a year, remember. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  2. 12, 648. Were you put on an allowance in 1869 because you were in debt? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. 12, 644. When were you last put upon an allowance? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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