noun, plural sub·si·dies.
Origin of subsidy
Examples from the Web for subsidies
In the states that have set up exchanges—a roster that includes most of the larger states—the subsidies would continue.
Changes in the level of subsidies and feed-in tariffs can put a damper on activity.
Cuba lost $13 billion a year in subsidies and export sales with the fall of the Soviet Union.Obama Should End America’s Stupidest Foreign Policy: Isolating Cuba|Robert Shrum|February 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A population with an ever- increasing dependence on government in the form of entitlements and subsidies.Could George W. Bush Be The Last Republican President?|Myra Adams|January 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The wealthy arrange to get all kinds of subsidies, while the working class and the poor struggle to survive.
That, added to the Subsidies, is surely a point of union;—though again there may such discrepancies rise!History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIV. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
The people had banded and murmured against the subsidies for the French war.Mary Tudor, Queen of France|Mary Croom Brown
More than a broad-line sketch of the land grants and subsidies to railroads by the United States would be out of proportion.Railroads: Rates and Regulations|William Z. Ripley
If the Federal Government is dependent on subsidies from the States, it can have no strength, nor even any real democratic basis.The New Germany|George Young
He had promised to pay his allies, but their zeal in his cause subsided when they were left without their subsidies.The Comic History of Rome|Gilbert Abbott Becket
British Dictionary definitions for subsidies
noun plural -dies
Word Origin for subsidy
Culture definitions for subsidies
A grant made by a government to some individual or business in order to maintain an acceptable standard of living or to stimulate economic growth.