The act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance.
That which is allowed; a share or portion allotted or granted; a sum granted as a reimbursement, a bounty, or as appropriate for any purpose; a stated quantity, as of food or drink; hence, a limited quantity of meat and drink, when provisions fall short.
Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances; as, to make allowance for the inexperience of youth.
A customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries, such as tare and tret.
To put upon a fixed allowance (esp. of provisions and drink); to supply in a fixed and limited quantity; as, the captain was obliged to allowance his crew; our provisions were allowanced.
The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another's little lapses. David Storey
The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time. Henry David Thoreau
Corn is already the most subsidized crop in America, raking in a total of $51 billion in federal handouts between 1995 and 2005 - twice as much as wheat subsidies and four times as much as soybeans. Ethanol itself is propped up by hefty subsidies, including a fifty-one-cent-per-gallon tax allowance for refiners. Jeff Goodell
In my grammar school years back in the 1920s I used my ten-cents-a-week allowance for Saturday matinees of Douglas Fairbanks movies. All that swashbuckling and leaping about in the midst of the sails of ships! Beverly Cleary
If you want to recapture your youth, just cut off his allowance. Al Bernstein