Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun allowance

6 senses of allowance

Sense 1
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")
       => share, portion, part, percentage -- (assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash")

Sense 2
allowance -- (a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses)
       => reimbursement -- (compensation paid (to someone) for damages or losses or money already spent etc.; "he received reimbursement for his travel expenses")

Sense 3
allowance, adjustment -- (an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances; "an allowance for profit")
       => recompense -- (payment or reward (as for service rendered))

Sense 4
allowance, leeway, margin, tolerance -- (a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits)
       => discrepancy, disagreement, divergence, variance -- (a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions; "a growing divergence of opinion")

Sense 5
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)
       => reserve account, reserve fund -- (funds taken out of earnings to provide for anticipated future payments)

Sense 6
allowance -- (the act of allowing; "He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room")
       => license, permission, permit -- (the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb allowance

1 sense of allowance

Sense 1
allowance -- (put on a fixed allowance, as of food)
       => allow, grant -- (let have; "grant permission"; "Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison")

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