an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period)
"travel allowance"; "my weekly allowance of two eggs"; "a child's allowance should not be too generous"
a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses
an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances
"an allowance for profit"
modification, accommodation, readjustment, leeway, allowance account, adaptation, alteration, adaption, valuation account, fitting, margin, adjustment, registration, tolerance, valuation reserve
allowance, leeway, margin, tolerance(noun)
a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
valuation reserve, valuation account, allowance, allowance account(noun)
a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets
the act of allowing
"He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room"
put on a fixed allowance, as of food
English Synonyms and Antonyms
An allowance is a stipulated amount furnished at regular intervals as a matter of discretion or gratuity, as of food to besieged soldiers, or of money to a child or ward. Compensation is a comprehensive word signifying a return for a service done. Remuneration is applied to matters of great amount or importance. Recompense is a still wider and loftier word, with less suggestion of calculation and market value; there are services for which affection and gratitude are the sole and sufficient recompense; earnings, fees, hire, pay, salary, and wages are forms of compensation and may be included in compensation, remuneration, or recompense. Pay is commercial and strictly signifies an exact pecuniary equivalent for a thing or service, except when the contrary is expressly stated, as when we speak of "high pay" or "poor pay." Wages denotes what a worker receives. Earnings is often used as exactly equivalent to wages, but may be used with reference to the real value of work done or service rendered, and even applied to inanimate things; as, the earnings of capital. Hire is distinctly mercenary or menial, but as a noun has gone out of popular use, tho the verb to hire is common. Salary is for literary or professional work, wages for handicraft or other comparatively inferior service; a salary is regarded as more permanent than wages; an editor receives a salary, a compositor receives wages. Stipend has become exclusively a literary word. A fee is given for a single service or privilege, and is sometimes in the nature of a gratuity. Compare REQUITE.
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List of paraphrases for "allowance":
allowances, allocation, amortization, stipend, subsidy, compensation, indemnity, severance, grant, benefit, depreciation, allocations, deduction, provision, damping, benefits, subvention, subsidies, subsidized, diem, award, amortisation, subventions, premium, bonus
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How to use allowance in a sentence?
Scandal is merely the compassionate allowance which the gay make to the humdrum. Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people.
Most kids his age, they’re saving their allowance to buy video games or something to play with. But for him to save up to buy snacks and pizza for us, that was just really awesome.
A number of reservations were expressed with regard to the proposed increase in the borrowing allowance to 60%, related, in particular, to concerns that it would make banks increasingly dependent on the Eurosystem, against this background, broad agreement was reached to raise the borrowing allowance to 55% of the stock of eligible loans.
Can it happen again ? Unfortunately, it can if the wrongness continues to grow, and the allowance by any leadership allows it to grow, there are always people out there willing to jump on bandwagons of hate and that's exactly what it is.
If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too . . . If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same . . . Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it.
Translations for allowance
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- отстъпка, разрешение, признаване, вземане предвид, позволение, допусканеBulgarian
- کمک هزینهPersian
- annos, salliminen, määräraha, varaus, päivärahaFinnish
- pension alimentaireFrench
- cuibhreannScottish Gaelic
- razione, permesso, concessione, attenuante, delibera, sgravioItalian
- 給与, こずかいJapanese
- ски́дка, посо́бие, разреше́ние, допуще́ние, приня́тие, приня́тие во внима́ние, льго́та, позволе́ние, попра́вка, до́пуск, призна́ниеRussian
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