Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To put on an allowance; limit in amount.

Part of speech: noun

That which is allowed; a limited amount, as of income or food.

Part of speech: noun

Concession; a difference allowed.

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Usage examples "allowance":

  1. Then my father's so good as to make me a decent allowance; and some day I shall have more- from him. - "The Reverberator", Henry James.
  2. Their heads were of necessity very close together, and as Pats with a frown turned his face to look at her, she continued: " And to- morrow being your birthday, you shall have a double allowance. - "The Pines of Lory", John Ames Mitchell.
  3. I had seen just such a look before he attacked me, that March night, in the adjoining chamber; and, though I could make every allowance for his anger, I confess I trembled for the consequences. - "New-Arabian-Nights", Stevenson, Robert Louis.