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allowance

[ uh-lou-uhns ]
/ 蓹藞la蕣 蓹ns /
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noun
verb (used with object), al路low路anced, al路low路anc路ing.
to place on a fixed allowance, as of food or drink.
to allocate (supplies, rations, etc.) in fixed or regular amounts.
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Idioms about allowance

    make allowance / allowances (for),
    1. to take mitigating factors or circumstances into consideration.
    2. to pardon; excuse.
    3. to reserve time, money, etc.; allow for: Make allowance for souvenirs on the return trip.

Origin of allowance

1350鈥1400; Middle English alouance<Middle French. See allow, -ance

OTHER WORDS FROM allowance

pre路al路low路ance, nounsu路per路al路low路ance, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for allowance

allowance
/ (蓹藞la蕣蓹ns) /

noun
verb
(tr) to supply (something) in limited amounts
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with allowance

allowance

see make allowance.

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