Allowance means: 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 means: Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances; as, to make allowance for the inexperience of youth.
Allowance means: A customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries, such as tare and tret.
Allowance means: 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.
Allspice means: The berry of the pimento (Eugenia pimenta), a tree of the West Indies; a spice of a mildly pungent taste, and agreeably aromatic; Jamaica pepper; pimento. It has been supposed to combine the flavor of cinnamon, nutmegs, and cloves; and hence the name. The name is also given to other aromatic shrubs; as, the Carolina allspice (Calycanthus floridus); wild allspice (Lindera benzoin), called also spicebush, spicewood, and feverbush.
Allurance means: Allurement.
Almond furnace means: A kind of furnace used in refining, to separate the metal from cinders and other foreign matter.
Almuce means: Same as Amice, a hood or cape.
Altarpiece means: The painting or piece of sculpture above and behind the altar; reredos.
Altiloquence means: Lofty speech; pompous language.
Zoomorphism means: The transformation of men into beasts.
Zoomorphic means: Of or pertaining to zoomorphism.
Zoomelanin means: A pigment giving the black color to the feathers of many birds.
Zoology means: A treatise on this science.
Zoology means: That part of biology which relates to the animal kingdom, including the structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution of all animals, both living and extinct.
Zoologies means: of Zoology
Zoologist means: One who is well versed in zoology.
Zoologically means: In a zoological manner; according to the principles of zoology.
Zoological means: Of or pertaining to zoology, or the science of animals.
Zoologer means: A zoologist.
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