allowance

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. stipend; discount, concession; admission, sanction, permission. See giving, qualification.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Portion]
Syn. quantity, quota, ration; see share .
2. [A periodic gratuity]
Syn. stipend, salary, wage, commission, fee, recompense, hire, quarterage, pittance, remittance, gift, grant, travel grant, pension, alimony, annuity, stated maintenance, settled rate, endowment, scholarship, fellowship, prize, bounty, interest, subsidy, honorarium, pay, viaticum, stint, bequest, legacy, inheritance, grant for support, contribution, aid, subvention, pocket money, dole*, handout*, pin money*.
3. [Discount]
Syn. reduction, deduction, cut, adjustment; see discount .
make allowances (for),
Syn. weigh, excuse, rationalize; see allow for , consider 1 , justify 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
share, allotment, pay, support, ration, appropriation, subsidy, stipend, recompense, contribution, percentage, earnings.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The approving of an action, especially when done by one in authority: approbation, approval, authorization, consent, endorsement, leave2, license, permission, permit, sanction. Informal: OK. See ALLOW. 2. That which is allotted: allocation, allotment, dole, lot, measure, part, portion, quantum, quota, ration, share, split. Informal: cut. Slang: divvy. See COLLECT. 3. An accommodation made in the light of special or extenuating circumstances: concession. See AGREE.

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  • Allowance — may refer to: *Allowance (money) *Allowances in accounting, see Accounts receivable *Personal allowance in the United Kingdom s taxing system * Jobseeker s Allowance, a term for unemployment benefit in the United Kingdom * EU Allowances… …   Wikipedia

  • allowance — al·low·ance /ə lau̇ əns/ n 1: an allotted share: as a: a sum granted as a reimbursement or payment for expenses an allowance to support the deceased s family deduction for a moving allowance b: a sum granted as a reduction or increase …   Law dictionary

  • allowance — 1 *ration, dole, pittance Analogous words: allotment, apportionment, assignment (see corresponding verbs at ALLOT): share (see corresponding verb SHARE): grant, *appropriation, subsidy 2 Allowance, concession both signify a change made by way of… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • allowance — [ə lou′əns] n. 1. the act of allowing, permitting, admitting, etc. [the allowance of a claim] 2. something allowed as a share; specif., an amount of money, food, etc. given regularly to a child, dependent, etc. or to military personnel for a… …   English World dictionary

  • Allowance — Al*low ance, n. [OF. alouance.] 1. Approval; approbation. [Obs.] Crabbe. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance. [1913 Webster] Without the king s will or the state …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Allowance — Al*low ance, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Allowancing}.] [See {Allowance}, n.] 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • allowance — (n.) late 14c., praise (a sense now obsolete), from O.Fr. aloance allowance, granting, allocation, from alouer (see ALLOW (Cf. allow)). Sense of a sum alloted to meet expenses is from c.1400. In accounts, meaning a sum placed to one s credit is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • allowance — [n1] amount of money or other supply aid, alimony, allocation, allotment, annuity, apportionment, bequest, bite*, bounty, commission, contribution, cut, endowment, fee, fellowship, gift, grant, honorarium, inheritance, interest, legacy, lot,… …   New thesaurus

  • Allowance — Allowance. См. Припуск. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Allowance — (engl., spr. ällaūens, »Erlaubnis«), s. Armenwesen (Abschnitt »England«) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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