noun, plural sub·si·dies.
- subsidiary company,
- subsidiary ledger,
- subsidiary rights,
- subsistence allowance,
- subsistence farming,
- subsistence level
Origin of subsidy
Examples from the Web for subsidy
Put another way, the subsidy gives the United States leverage over the decision-making of an important ally.Some of Israel’s Top Defenders Say It’s Time to End U.S. Aid|Eli Lake|July 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We must discover a means of subsidy by which music and parallel arts may thrive unapologetically.Van Dyke Parks on How Songwriters Are Getting Screwed in the Digital Age|Van Dyke Parks|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Government ownership, operation, regulation, and subsidy of schools and colleges should be ended.The Wingnut War On Common Core Is A Plot To Destroy Public Schools|Caitlin Dickson|May 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To be sure, Ryan offers Americans under 55 years old a subsidy to buy private health insurance and the “choice” of Medicare.
And so, if a late 20-something decides to work fewer hours, but play more Xbox One, and get an Obamacare subsidy why not?
They were to fly the American flag; that, too, should mean a subsidy.The President|Alfred Henry Lewis
The destinies be most neat chamberlains to these swaggering puritans, knights of the subsidy.
He handed the driver a subsidy which caused the man to avow his willingness to wait till morning if necessary.The Terms of Surrender|Louis Tracy
Imagine the joy in the presidio shortly thereafter when two subsidy payments arrived at one time!The Building of Castello de San Marcos|Albert C. Manucy
As a sop to Cerberus, the King promised thenceforth to abide by the advice of his native nobility, and the subsidy was voted.Earl Hubert's Daughter|Emily Sarah Holt
noun plural -dies
Word Origin for subsidy
late 14c., from Anglo-French subsidie, from Old French subside "help, aid, contribution," from Latin subsidium "help, aid, assistance, (military) reinforcements," from sub "behind, near" (see sub-) + sedere "to sit" (see sedentary).
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.