subsidy


subsidy
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 given out in agricultural subsidies.

ˈtax ˌsubsidy TAX
a reduction in the amount of tax that a business has to pay, allowed by the government for a particular purpose, especially to create jobs:

• The nation already spends more than $145 billion on tax subsidies.

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subsidy UK US /ˈsʌbsɪdi/ noun [C] (plural subsidies)
money given by a government or an organization to reduce the cost of producing food, a product, etc. and to help to keep prices low: »

government/public/state subsidies

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agricultural/export/farm subsidies

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provide/receive/get a subsidy

subsidy on/for sth »

The program provides traditional subsidies for commodities like wheat, corn, and cotton.

subsidy of sth »

Those with livestock are given subsidies of 50% on feed costs.

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The Energy Act provides billions of dollars in subsidies for the nuclear, oil, gas and coal industries.

cut/eliminate/reduce subsidies »

The government has cut subsidies on electricity and petrol.

See also TAX SUBSIDY(Cf. ↑tax subsidy)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

Synonyms:
, , / (granted by one Government to another),


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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • subsidy — *grant, subvention, *appropriation …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   Universalium

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


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