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Salary vs. Allowance

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  • Salary (noun)

    A fixed amount of money paid to a worker, usually calculated on a monthly or annual basis, not hourly, as wages. Implies a degree of professionalism and/or autonomy.

  • Salary (verb)

    To pay on the basis of a period of a week or longer, especially to convert from another form of compensation.

  • Salary (adjective)

    Saline.

  • Allowance (noun)

    conceding, or admitting

  • Allowance (noun)

    Acknowledgment.

  • Allowance (noun)

    That which is allowed; a share or portion allotted or granted; a sum granted as a reimbursement, a bounty, or as appropriate for any purpose; a stated quantity

    "her meagre allowance of food or drink"

  • Allowance (noun)

    Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances

    "to make allowance for his naivety"

  • Allowance (noun)

    A customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries

    "Tare and tret are examples of allowance."

  • Allowance (noun)

    A child's allowance; pocket money.

    "She gives her daughters each an allowance of thirty dollars a month."

  • Allowance (noun)

    A permissible deviation in the fineness and weight of coins, owing to the difficulty in securing exact conformity to the standard prescribed by law.

  • Allowance (noun)

    approval; approbation

  • Allowance (noun)

    license; indulgence

  • Allowance (verb)

    To put upon a fixed allowance (especially of provisions and drink).

    "The captain was obliged to allowance his crew."

  • Allowance (verb)

    To supply in a fixed and limited quantity.

    "Our provisions were allowanced."

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Salary (adjective)

    Saline

  • Salary (noun)

    The recompense or consideration paid, or stipulated to be paid, to a person at regular intervals for services; fixed wages, as by the year, quarter, or month; stipend; hire.

  • Salary

    To pay, or agree to pay, a salary to; to attach salary to; as, to salary a clerk; to salary a position.

  • Allowance (noun)

    Approval; approbation.

  • Allowance (noun)

    The act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance.

  • Allowance (noun)

    Acknowledgment.

  • Allowance (noun)

    License; indulgence.

  • Allowance (noun)

    That which is allowed; a share or portion allotted or granted; a sum granted as a reimbursement, a bounty, or as appropriate for any purpose; a stated quantity, as of food or drink; hence, a limited quantity of meat and drink, when provisions fall short.

  • Allowance (noun)

    Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances; as, to make allowance for the inexperience of youth.

  • Allowance (noun)

    A customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries, such as tare and tret.

  • Allowance

    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.

Webster Dictionary
  • Salary (noun)

    something that remunerates;

    "wages were paid by check"

    "he wasted his pay on drink"

    "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"

  • Allowance (noun)

    an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period);

    "travel allowance"

    "my weekly allowance of two eggs"

    "a child's allowance should not be too generous"

  • Allowance (noun)

    a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses

  • Allowance (noun)

    an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances;

    "an allowance for profit"

  • Allowance (noun)

    a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits

  • Allowance (noun)

    a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets

  • Allowance (noun)

    the act of allowing;

    "He objected to the allowance of smoking in the diningroom"

  • Allowance (verb)

    put on a fixed allowance, as of food

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