Noun allowance has 6 senses
  1. allowance - 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"
    --1 is a kind of
    share, portion, part, percentage
    --1 has particulars: privy purse
    Derived forms: verb allowance1, verb allow4
  2. allowance - a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses
    --2 is a kind of
    --2 has particulars: travel allowance
  3. allowance, adjustment - an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances; "an allowance for profit"
    --3 is a kind of recompense
    --3 has particulars:
     cost-of-living allowance; depreciation allowance; deduction, discount; seasonal adjustment
  4. allowance, leeway, margin, tolerance - a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
    --4 is a kind of discrepancy, disagreement, divergence, variance
    Derived form: verb allow10
  5. valuation reserve, valuation account, allowance, allowance account - a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets
    --5 is a kind of reserve account, reserve fund
  6. allowance - the act of allowing; "He objected to the allowance of smoking in the diningroom"
    --6 is a kind of
    license, permission, permit
    --6 has particulars: tolerance
    Derived form: verb allow10
,Verb allowance has 1 sense
  1. allowance - put on a fixed allowance, as of food
    --1 is one way to
    allow, grant
    Derived form: noun allowance1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody something