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 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
The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another's little lapses. David Storey
I got a job when I was 15 because my allowance was about $20 a week which in New York was impossible. So I used to waitress across the street from where I grew up. Lady Gaga
I do chores around the house, but I don't get an allowance for them. I wash the dishes and sweep the floor... I'm sweeping the floor quite a lot, and my mum always expects me to get a broom and swagger it across the floor all the time. Callan McAuliffe
When you spin a globe and point to a city and actually go to that city, you build an allowance of missed opportunities on the back end. Sloane Crosley