Meaning of ALLOWANCE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ əlaʊəns ]

( allowances)


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

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