Meaning of ALLOWANCE in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ əlaʊəns ]
An allowance is money that is given to someone, usually on a regular basis, in order to help them pay for the things that they need.
He lives on a single parent’s allowance of £70 a week...
N-COUNT : usu with supp , oft N of amount
A child’s allowance is money that is given to him or her every week or every month by his or her parents. ( mainly AM; in BRIT, use pocket money )
N-COUNT : usu poss N
Your tax allowance is the amount of money that you are allowed to earn before you have to start paying income tax. ( BRIT; in AM, use personal exemption )
...those earning less than the basic tax allowance.
N-COUNT : usu with supp
A particular type of allowance is an amount of something that you are allowed in particular circumstances.
Most of our flights have a baggage allowance of 44lbs per passenger.
N-COUNT : with supp
If you make allowances for something, you take it into account in your decisions, plans, or actions.
We’ll make allowances in the schedule for time off...
PHRASE : V and N inflect , oft PHR for n
If you make allowances for someone, you accept behaviour which you would not normally accept or deal with them less severely than you would normally, because of a problem that they have.
He’s tired so I’ll make allowances for him.
PHRASE : V inflects , oft PHR for n
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006