What does portion mean?

Definitions for portion
ˈpɔr ʃən, ˈpoʊr-por·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. part, portion, component part, component, constituentnoun

    something determined in relation to something that includes it

    "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach"; "the animal constituent of plankton"

  2. part, portionnoun

    something less than the whole of a human artifact

    "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"

  3. parcel, portion, sharenoun

    the allotment of some amount by dividing something

    "death gets more than its share of attention from theologians"

  4. share, portion, part, percentagenoun

    assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group

    "he wanted his share in cash"

  5. fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portionnoun

    your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)

    "whatever my fortune may be"; "deserved a better fate"; "has a happy lot"; "the luck of the Irish"; "a victim of circumstances"; "success that was her portion"

  6. dowry, dowery, dower, portionnoun

    money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage

  7. helping, portion, servingverb

    an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal

    "the helpings were all small"; "his portion was larger than hers"; "there's enough for two servings each"

  8. assign, allot, portionverb

    give out

    "We were assigned new uniforms"

Wiktionary

  1. portionnoun

    An allocated amount.

    Etymology: From porcioun, from porcion, from portio, akin to pars; see part. Compare proportion.

  2. portionverb

    To divide into amounts, as for allocation to specific purposes.

    Etymology: From porcioun, from porcion, from portio, akin to pars; see part. Compare proportion.

  3. portionverb

    To endow with a portion or inheritance.

    Him portioned maids, apprenticed orphans, blest. uE000114951uE001 Alexander Pope.

    Etymology: From porcioun, from porcion, from portio, akin to pars; see part. Compare proportion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Portionnoun

    that which is divided off or separated, as a part from a whole; a separated part of anything

  2. Portionnoun

    a part considered by itself, though not actually cut off or separated from the whole

  3. Portionnoun

    a part assigned; allotment; share; fate

  4. Portionnoun

    the part of an estate given to a child or heir, or descending to him by law, and distributed to him in the settlement of the estate; an inheritance

  5. Portionnoun

    a wife's fortune; a dowry

  6. Portionverb

    to separate or divide into portions or shares; to parcel; to distribute

  7. Portionverb

    to endow with a portion or inheritance

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Portion

    pōr′shun, n. a part: an allotment: fate: destiny: dividend: the part of an estate descending to an heir: a wife's fortune.—v.t. to divide into portions: to allot a share: to furnish with a portion.—adj. Por′tioned, having a portion or endowment.—ns. Por′tioner, one who portions or assigns shares: (Scots law) the occupier of a small feu or portion of land: one of two or more incumbents on a benefice at one time; Por′tionist, one who has an academical allowance: the incumbent of a benefice which has more than one rector or vicar.—adj. Por′tionless, having no portion, dowry, or property.—Marriage portion, a gift given by a parent or guardian to a bride on her marriage. [O. Fr.,—L. portio, portionis, akin to pars, a part.]

Editors Contribution

  1. portion

    An allocated amount or quantity.

    Their mother always gave the same portion of food to each of them as she was such a fair person.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'portion' in Nouns Frequency: #2262

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of portion in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of portion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of portion in a Sentence

  1. John Hoeven:

    Using the Strategic Petroleum Reserve for a strong portion of funding for this highway bill makes a strong case to keep our oil and gas industry viable.

  2. Paul Paz:

    Given the age and maturity of a large portion of our labor pool, it’s possible that many (servers) are not in tune with cultural sensitivity, or just write down the first thing that may pop into their head, which can create a lot of problems.

  3. Julie Kaye:

    They brought a portion of Julie Kaye body in as evidence and referred to a part of Julie Kaye body as a specimen -- it violates rights in terms of how we treat people's bodies after they're deceased, and it certainly violates Indigenous protocols around caring for loved ones after they have passed.

  4. Vassilis Koliatsos:

    It’s important to understand that at least a portion of these difficulties may have a neurological foundation.

  5. Sara Haas:

    My advice is to do everything in moderation. Normally, people scoop up mounds of stuff on their plate, and that's where it gets to be a problem. But if you can handle small portion sizes, then that's fine.

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