that may be ; legitimate; permissible:
an allowable tax deduction.
something, as an action or amount, that is allowed.
late 14c., from Old French allouable, from allouer (see allow).
the act of . an amount or share allotted or granted. a sum of money allotted or granted for a particular purpose, as for expenses: Her allowance for the business trip was $200. a sum of money allotted or granted to a person on a regular basis, as for personal or general living expenses: The […]
- Allowance race
a race in which each horse is assigned a specified weight according to age, record of past performance, sex, etc.
a hamlet in SW Scotland, near Ayr: birthplace of Robert Burns. Historical Examples Mr. Alloway, has any other survey of this river bend been made before? Rose of Old Harpeth Maria Thompson Daviess When the door was closed she turned and looked Alloway in the eyes. Northern Lights Gilbert Parker “She’s lyin’ or she’s crazy,” […]
by general allowance or admission; admittedly. adverb (sentence modifier) by general admission or agreement; admittedly
to give permission to or for; permit: to allow a student to be absent; No swimming allowed. to let have; give as one’s share; grant as one’s right: to allow a person $100 for expenses. to permit by neglect, oversight, or the like: to allow a door to remain open. to admit; acknowledge; concede: to […]