noun, plural sub·si·dies.
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OTHER WORDS FROM subsidyan·ti·sub·si·dy, noun, plural an·ti·sub·si·dies.non·sub·si·dy, noun, plural non·sub·si·dies.
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What does subsidy mean?
A subsidy is a direct payment made by a government to a company or other organization as a form of assistance.
To grant subsidies is to subsidize, and the process of doing so is subsidization. Governments that grant subsidies often provide them for particular industries, such as farming. The word is most commonly used to refer to such payments.
More generally, subsidy can refer to any grant or monetary contribution. More specifically, it can refer to a payment made by one government to another for a particular service, often according to a treaty.
Example: My company received a government subsidy to help expedite the manufacturing of healthcare products.
Where does subsidy come from?
The first records of the word subsidy come from the 1300s. It ultimately derives from the Latin subsidium, meaning “auxiliary force,” “reserve,” or “help.”
Subsidies are often designed to help provide funds to companies in a particular industry, with the goal of helping that industry thrive—so it can provide jobs or otherwise stimulate economic growth. There are different kinds of subsidies, but the word is usually associated with government payments. Such payments are sometimes called government subsidies. The U.S. government grants subsidies to many industries, including to fossil fuel companies and military and automobile manufacturers.
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What are some other forms related to subsidy?
- subsidize (verb)
- antisubsidy (noun)
- nonsubsidy (noun)
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How is subsidy used in real life?
Subsidy is most commonly associated with government payments to help certain industries.
NEW: To address losses caused by Trump trade war with China, $26 billion in farm subsidies were passed out, effectively emptying the subsidy bank. Now Congress has refilled it. w/ @SharonLNYT https://t.co/mE9E0oXKFj
— Eric Lipton (@EricLiptonNYT) March 28, 2020
— SkyNews (@SkyNews) July 7, 2020
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Is subsidy used correctly in the following sentence?
These subsidies may help billion-dollar corporations, but we should determine if they help everyday citizens.
Example sentences from the Web for subsidy
Overall, Amazon has received nearly $3 billion in subsidies from state and local governments.Why are local governments paying Amazon to destroy Main Street?|jakemeth|August 23, 2020|Fortune
She imposed a company-wide 30 percent pay cut on about 120 workers in July even after receiving tax cuts and employment subsidies from the government designed to help companies survive the pandemic.Haves and Have-Nots: Pandemic Recovery Explodes China’s Wealth Gap|Daniel Malloy|August 19, 2020|Ozy
It’s really about government subsidy and controlling the costs, which we’ve never done in this country.
Sometimes, there is a co-pay, if the state subsidy doesn’t cover the full cost.Public Schools May Be Open in the Fall – to Those Who Can Afford it|Will Huntsberry|August 5, 2020|Voice of San Diego
While there are wealthy condo owners excluded from the service and some low-income receive free collection, a law granting free trash to single-family homes is largely a subsidy for homeowners.
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
British Dictionary definitions for subsidy
noun plural -dies
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Cultural definitions for subsidy
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.