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.