Definition of Portion

1. Noun. Something determined in relation to something that includes it. "The animal constituent of plankton"

2. Verb. Give out. "They portion the tourists their cars"; "We were assigned new uniforms"

3. Noun. Something less than the whole of a human artifact. "Glue the two parts together"

4. Noun. The allotment of some amount by dividing something. "Death gets more than its share of attention from theologians"
Exact synonyms: Parcel, Share
Generic synonyms: Allocation, Allotment, Apportioning, Apportionment, Assignation, Parceling, Parcelling
Derivative terms: Share, Share

5. Noun. Assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group. "He wanted his share in cash"
Exact synonyms: Part, Percentage, Share
Group relationships: Earnings, Lucre, Net, Net Income, Net Profit, Profit, Profits
Specialized synonyms: Tranche, Dispensation, Dole, Way, Ration, Allowance, Piece, Slice, Split, Interest, Stake, Profit Sharing, Cut, Allocation, Allotment
Generic synonyms: Assets
Derivative terms: Share

6. Noun. Your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you). "Success that was her portion"

7. Noun. Money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage.
Exact synonyms: Dower, Dowery, Dowry
Generic synonyms: Gift
Derivative terms: Dower, Dower

8. Noun. An individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal. "There's enough for two servings each"
Exact synonyms: Helping, Serving
Group relationships: Meal, Repast
Terms within: Mouthful, Taste
Specialized synonyms: Drumstick, Second Joint, Thigh, Breast, White Meat, Wing, Medallion, Oyster, Parson's Nose, Pope's Nose, Piece, Slice, Round, Round Of Drinks, Drink, Libation
Generic synonyms: Small Indefinite Amount, Small Indefinite Quantity
Derivative terms: Help, Serve

Definition of Portion

1. n. That which is divided off or separated, as a part from a whole; a separated part of anything.

2. v. t. To separate or divide into portions or shares; to parcel; to distribute.

Definition of Portion

1. Noun. An allocated amount. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To divide into amounts, as for allocation to specific purposes. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To endow with a portion or inheritance. ¹

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Definition of Portion

1. to divide into shares for distribution [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Portion

portia tree
portion (current term)
portion control
portion out

Literary usage of Portion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1895)
"Barwell has shown that when the aneurism is purely axillary three out of four cases treated by ligation of the third portion of the subclavian artery ..."

2. The Golden Book of Marcus Aurelius by Marcus Aurelius, Meric Casaubon (1898)
"happy lot and portion. A happy lot and portion Care not is, good inclinations of the soule, good desires, for praise good actions. or blame Che ..."

3. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"... opinion being concerned with becoming, and intellect with being; and so to make a pro- 534 portion— As being : becoming : : pure intellect : opinion. ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"With a few Chinese companions he has travelled through the greater portion of Thibet and made a trip from the Siberian line to Tong King. ..."

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