Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “allowance” en inglés

See all translations

allowance

noun uk   /əˈlaʊ.əns/ us  

allowance noun (AMOUNT GIVEN)

C1 [C] money that you are given regularly, especially to pay for a particular thing: The perks of the job include a company pension and a generous travel allowance. I couldn't have managed at college if I hadn't had an allowance from my parents. [C] an amount of something that you are allowed: The baggage/luggage allowance for most flights is 20 kilos. [C] mainly US ( UK usually pocket money) an amount of money that parents regularly give to their child to spend as they choose
More examples

allowance noun (PREPARATION)

make allowance for to prepare for the possibility of: We should make allowance for bad weather and have plenty of umbrellas available.

allowance noun (ACCEPTING)

make allowances for C2 To make allowances for someone is to think about their characteristics and not judge them too severely: You should make allowances for him - he's been quite ill recently. "This is a poor piece of work." "Yes, but you should make allowances for the fact that she's only seven."
(Definition of allowance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de allowance
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “allowance” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Palabra del día

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Aprende más 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Aprende más