Dictionary Results for allowance


1. allowance - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): share, portion, part, percentage




2. allowance - noun

· a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses

Hypernym(s): reimbursement




3. allowance - noun

· an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances; "an allowance for profit"

Synonym(s): adjustment

Hypernym(s): recompense




4. allowance - noun

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

Synonym(s): leeway, margin, tolerance

Hypernym(s): discrepancy, disagreement, divergence, variance




5. allowance - noun

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

Synonym(s): valuation_reserve, valuation_account, allowance_account

Hypernym(s): reserve_account, reserve_fund




6. allowance - noun

· the act of allowing; "He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room"

Hypernym(s): license, permission, permit




7. allowance - verb

· put on a fixed allowance, as of food

Hypernym(s): allow, grant





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