Allowancing
Allowance Al*low"ance, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Allowancing}.] [See {Allowance}, n.] 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • Allowance — Al*low ance, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Allowancing}.] [See {Allowance}, n.] 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • allowance — /euh low euhns/, n., v., allowanced, allowancing. n. 1. the act of allowing. 2. an amount or share allotted or granted. 3. a sum of money allotted or granted for a particular purpose, as for expenses: Her allowance for the business trip was $200 …   Universalium

  • allowance — /əˈlaʊəns / (say uh lowuhns) noun 1. a definite amount or share allotted; a ration: *A queer economic, which sustained the large Bradly and the small Edmund on an equal allowance of food. –norman lindsay, 1938. 2. a definite sum of money allotted …   Australian English dictionary

  • allowance — [ə lou′əns] n. 1. the act of allowing, permitting, admitting, etc. [the allowance of a claim] 2. something allowed as a share; specif., an amount of money, food, etc. given regularly to a child, dependent, etc. or to military personnel for a… …   English World dictionary

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