1. an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances

    Synonyms : adjustment
    Type Of : recompense
    Examples :
    • an allowance for profit
  2. a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets

    Synonyms : allowance account, valuation account, valuation reserve
    Type Of : reserve account, reserve fund
  3. a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits

    Synonyms : leeway, margin, tolerance
    Type Of : divergence, variance, disagreement, discrepancy
  4. an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period)

    Type Of : percentage, share, part, portion
    Examples :
    • travel allowance
    • my weekly allowance of two eggs
    • a child's allowance should not be too generous
  5. a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses

    Type Of : reimbursement
  6. put on a fixed allowance, as of food

    Type Of : grant, allow
  7. the act of allowing

    Type Of : license, permission, permit
    Examples :
    • He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room


  1. a tank or pool or bowl filled with water for keeping live fish and underwater animals

    Synonyms : fish tank, marine museum
    Type Of : vivarium, storage tank, tank


  1. a unit of surface area equal to 100 square meters

    Synonyms : are
    Type Of : square measure, area unit
  2. a state in south central United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

    Synonyms : ark., arkansas, land of opportunity
  3. a colorless and odorless inert gas; one of the six inert gases; comprises approximately 1% of the earth's atmosphere

    Synonyms : argon, atomic number 18
    Type Of : element, chemical element, argonon, inert gas, noble gas


  1. an almond-shaped neural structure in the anterior part of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum; intimately connected with the hypothalamus and the hippocampus and the cingulate gyrus; as part of the limbic system it plays an important role in motivation and emotional behavior

    Synonyms : amygdaloid nucleus, corpus amygdaloideum
    Type Of : basal ganglion


  1. a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something

    Synonyms : pledge
    Type Of : dedication, commitment
    Examples :
    • an assurance of help when needed
  2. freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities

    Synonyms : authority, confidence, self-assurance, self-confidence, sureness
    Type Of : certainty
    Examples :
    • his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular
  3. a British term for some kinds of insurance

    Type Of : insurance
  4. a statement intended to inspire confidence

    Type Of : statement
    Examples :
    • the President's assurances were not respected


  1. the act of accumulating

    Synonyms : accruement, accumulation
    Type Of : increase, step-up


  1. a cheerful and agreeable mood

    Synonyms : good humor, good humour, good temper
    Type Of : humour, temper, mood, humor
  2. a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to)

    Synonyms : affability, affableness, amiableness, bonhomie, geniality
    Type Of : friendliness


  1. lacking professional skill or expertise

    Synonyms : amateurish, inexpert, unskilled
    Examples :
    • a very amateurish job
  2. engaged in as a pastime

    Synonyms : recreational, unpaid
    Examples :
    • an amateur painter
    • gained valuable experience in amateur theatricals
  3. an athlete who does not play for pay

    Antonyms : professional
    Type Of : jock, athlete
  4. someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime

    Type Of : soul, individual, person, somebody, mortal, someone

ask in

  1. ask to enter

    Synonyms : invite
    Type Of : request, bespeak, call for, quest, ask for


  1. related to or dealing with or devoted to archaeology

    Synonyms : archaeologic, archaeological, archeologic