Definitions of allowance

  1. To put on an allowance; limit in amount.
  2. put on a fixed allowance, as of food
  3. To put upon allowance.
  4. the act of allowing; " He objected to the allowance of smoking in the diningroom"
  5. 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"
  6. a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses
  7. a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets
  8. a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
  9. Approval; approbation.
  10. The act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance.
  11. License; indulgence.
  12. 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.
  13. Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances; as, to make allowance for the inexperience of youth.
  14. A customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries, such as tare and tret.
  15. 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.
  16. Admission; concession; a definite sum or quantity granted; as, an allowance of spending money.
  17. That which is allowed: a stated quantity: abatement.
  18. Act of allowing; sanction; abatement; that which is allowed.
  19. That which is allowed; a limited amount, as of income or food.
  20. Concession; a difference allowed.
  21. The act of allowing; permission; admission; fixed quantity or sum allowed; approbation; abatement; deduction.
  22. The act of allowing; permission; a settled rate; a salary.