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Is allow a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word allow is a Scrabble US word. The word allow is worth 8 points in Scrabble:

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Is allow a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word allow is a Scrabble UK word and has 8 points:

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Is allow a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word allow is a Words With Friends word. The word allow is worth 10 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Allow

You can make 16 words from 'allow' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


5 letters words from 'allow'

ALLOW 8 

4 letters words from 'allow'

ALOW 7AWOL 7
OLLA 4WALL 7

3 letters words from 'allow'

ALL 3AWL 6
LAW 6LOW 6
OWL 6 

2 letters words from 'allow'

AL 2AW 5
LA 2LO 2
OW 5WO 5

All 5 letters words made out of allow

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Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word allow. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in allow.

Definitions and meaning of allow

allow

Etymology

From Middle English allowen, alowen, a borrowing from Anglo-Norman allouer, alouer, from Medieval Latin allaudāre, present active infinitive of allaudō, merged with alouer, from Medieval Latin allocō (to assign). The similarity with Middle English alyfen (from Old English ālȳfan, ālīefan) and German erlauben, both from Proto-Germanic *uzlaubijaną (to allow) is coincidental.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /əˈlaʊ/
  • enPR: ə-lou'
  • Rhymes: -aʊ

Verb

allow (third-person singular simple present allows, present participle allowing, simple past and past participle allowed)

  1. (transitive) To grant, give, admit, accord, afford, or yield; to let one have.
  2. (transitive) To acknowledge; to accept as true; to concede; to accede to an opinion.
  3. (transitive) To grant (something) as a deduction or an addition; especially to abate or deduct.
  4. (transitive) To grant license to; to permit; to consent to.
  5. To not bar or obstruct.
  6. (intransitive) To acknowledge or concede.
  7. (transitive) To take into account by making an allowance.
  8. (transitive) To render physically possible.
  9. (transitive, obsolete) To praise; to approve of; hence, to sanction.
  10. (obsolete) To sanction; to invest; to entrust.
  11. (transitive, obsolete) To like; to be suited or pleased with.

Synonyms

  • allot, assign, bestow, concede, admit, let, permit, suffer, tolerate

Derived terms

Related terms

  • allowance
  • disallow

Translations

References

  • allow in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to put no obstacle in the way of.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)