subsidy

  • 1 subsidy — sub‧si‧dy [ˈsʌbsdi] noun subsidies PLURALFORM [countable] FINANCE ECONOMICS money that is paid by a government or organization to make something such as a particular food or product cheaper to buy, use, or produce: • Billions of dollars were… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Subsidy — Sub si*dy, n.; pl. {Subsidies}. [L. subsidium the troops stationed in reserve in the third line of battlem reserve, support, help, fr. subsidere to sit down, lie in wait: cf. F. subside. See {Subside}.] 1. Support; aid; co[ o]peration; esp.,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 subsidy — I noun allotment, allowance, backing, bounty, contribution, gift, grant, grant in aid, stipend, subsistence, subvention associated concepts: government subsidy II index aid (help), aid (subsistence) …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 subsidy — (n.) late 14c., from Anglo Fr. subsidie, from O.Fr. subside help, aid, contribution, from L. subsidium help, aid, assistance, (military) reinforcements, from sub behind, near (see SUB (Cf. sub )) + sedere to sit (see SEDENTARY (Cf. sedentary)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 subsidy — *grant, subvention, *appropriation …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 subsidy — [n] money given to help another aid, alimony, allowance, appropriation, assistance, bequest, bonus, bounty, contribution, endowment, fellowship, financial aid, gift, grant, gratuity, help, honorarium, indemnity, payment, pension, premium, reward …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 subsidy — ► NOUN (pl. subsidies) 1) a sum of money granted from public funds to help an industry or business keep the price of a commodity or service low. 2) a sum of money granted to support an undertaking held to be in the public interest. 3) a grant or… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 subsidy — [sub′sə dē] n. pl. subsidies [ME < Anglo Fr subsidie < L subsidium, auxiliary forces, reserve troops, aid, support < subsidere, to sit down, remain: see SUBSIDE] a grant of money; specif., a) a grant of money from one government to… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Subsidy — In economics, a subsidy (also known as a subvention) is a form of financial assistance paid to a business or economic sector. A subsidy can be used to support businesses that might otherwise fail, or to encourage activities that would otherwise… …

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  • 10 subsidy — /sub si dee/, n., pl. subsidies. 1. a direct pecuniary aid furnished by a government to a private industrial undertaking, a charity organization, or the like. 2. a sum paid, often in accordance with a treaty, by one government to another to… …

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  • 11 subsidy — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, generous, heavy, huge, large, massive ▪ small ▪ direct ▪ …

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  • 12 subsidy — n. 1) to provide a subsidy for 2) to grant a subsidy to 3) a government, state subsidy 4) a subsidy for; to * * * [ sʌbsɪdɪ] state subsidy to a government a subsidy for to grant a subsidy to to provide a subsidy for …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 subsidy — 01. The company received a large [subsidy] from the government in return for a guarantee to create at least 100 permanent jobs in the city. 02. Some people think that mothers should receive a [subsidy] for daycare for their children so that they… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 subsidy */*/ — UK [ˈsʌbsədɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms subsidy : singular subsidy plural subsidies economics an amount of money that the government or another organization pays to help to reduce the cost of a product or service The government pays… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 Subsidy — A benefit given by the government to groups or individuals usually in the form of a cash payment or tax reduction. The subsidy is usually given to remove some type of burden and is often considered to be in the interest of the public. Politics… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 16 subsidy — [[t]sʌ̱bsɪdi[/t]] ♦♦♦ subsidies N COUNT A subsidy is money that is paid by a government or other authority in order to help an industry or business, or to pay for a public service. European farmers are planning a massive demonstration against… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 subsidy — / sʌbsɪdi/ noun 1. money given to help something which is not profitable ● The industry exists on government subsidies. ● The government has increased its subsidy to the car industry. 2. money given by a government to make something cheaper ● the …

    Marketing dictionary in english

  • 18 subsidy — / sʌbsɪdi/ noun 1. money given to help something which is not profitable ● The industry exists on government subsidies. ● The government has increased its subsidy to the car industry. 2. money given by a government to make something cheaper ● the …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 19 subsidy — sub|si|dy [ sʌbsədi ] noun count ** an amount of money that the government or another organization pays to help to reduce the cost of a product or service: The government pays subsidies to farmers to produce particular crops. a housing subsidy …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 subsidy — noun the theater receives a subsidy of 1.7 million dollars a year Syn: grant, allowance, endowment, contribution, donation, bursary, handout; backing, support, sponsorship, finance, funding; formal benefaction …

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