Synonyms of allowance


1. allowance, share, portion, part, percentage

usage: an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period); "travel allowance"; "my weekly allowance of two eggs"; "a child's allowance should not be too generous"

2. allowance, reimbursement

usage: a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses

3. allowance, adjustment, recompense

usage: an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances; "an allowance for profit"

4. allowance, leeway, margin, tolerance, discrepancy, disagreement, divergence, variance

usage: a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits

5. valuation reserve, valuation account, allowance, allowance account, reserve account, reserve fund

usage: a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets

6. allowance, license, permission, permit

usage: the act of allowing; "He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room"


1. allowance, allow, grant

usage: put on a fixed allowance, as of food

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Definition and meaning of allowance (Dictionary)