Definition of Allowance


  • the act of allowing
    "He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room"
  • a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets
    - valuation reserve - valuation account - allowance account
  • a permissible difference
    allowing some freedom to move within limits
  • an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances
    "an allowance for profit"
  • a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses
  • 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"


  • put on a fixed allowance, as of food
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble allowance

161 unscramble word found using the letters allowance.

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