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allowance   (Sound)

KK Pronunciation

〔 әˋlaUәns 〕


〔 әˊlauәns 〕

Overview of noun allowance

The noun allowance has 6 senses

  • allowance -- (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")

  • allowance -- (a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses)

  • allowance, adjustment -- (an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances; "an allowance for profit")

  • allowance, leeway, margin, tolerance -- (a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits)

  • valuation reserve, valuation account, allowance, allowance account -- (a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets)

  • allowance -- (the act of allowing; "He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room")

Overview of verb allowance

The verb allowance has 1 sense

  • allowance -- (put on a fixed allowance, as of food)