allowance noun

1 amount of sth that you are allowed

ADJ. baggage, holiday

VERB + ALLOWANCE be entitled to, get, have I get four weeks' holiday allowance a year.

2 amount of money sb receives regularly

ADJ. generous, large | meagre, small | annual, daily, monthly, weekly | child, disability, family, housing, living, travel

VERB + ALLOWANCE be entitled to You may be entitled to a housing allowance if you are in a low-paid job. | get, receive | give sb, grant The company gives me a travel allowance.

PREP. ~ for The weekly allowance for each child is £15.