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, constituent(noun)

    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, portion(noun)

    something less than the whole of a human artifact

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

  3. parcel, portion, share(noun)

    the allotment of some amount by dividing something

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

  4. share, portion, part, percentage(noun)

    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, portion(noun)

    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, portion(noun)

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

  7. helping, portion, serving(verb)

    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, portion(verb)

    give out

    "We were assigned new uniforms"

Wiktionary

  1. portion(Noun)

    An allocated amount.

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

  2. portion(Verb)

    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. portion(Verb)

    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. Portion(noun)

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

  2. Portion(noun)

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

  3. Portion(noun)

    a part assigned; allotment; share; fate

  4. Portion(noun)

    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. Portion(noun)

    a wife's fortune; a dowry

  6. Portion(verb)

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

  7. Portion(verb)

    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  

British National Corpus

  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. Erik Gordon:

    You hire bankers for three things - their connections, their balance sheet to support the debt portion of the deal, and their advice, your board...might like to add a boutique for pure advice, uninfluenced by the potential doubling or tripling of their fees by arranging your lending.

  2. William Wordsworth:

    That best portion of a good man's life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.

  3. Kristen Orthman:

    This is by no means a comprehensive solution to address Puerto Rico’s economic and fiscal crisis, republicans rejected what would be most helpful: for Puerto Rico to be empowered by Congress to readjust a meaningful portion of its debt, just as every state is empowered to do.

  4. Amy Brown:

    It should also be noted that if your baby has developmental difficulties or has had very slow weight gain, then you should talk to your health professional before starting solids as a baby-led approach might not be appropriate, what is of central importance is feeding your baby responsively; looking to them for signs of hunger and fullness, and not trying to get them to finish a portion if they do not want to. This applies whether you are spoon-feeding or letting babies self-feed, and indeed is important during milk feeding and for older children, too. Offer a range of tastes, varieties, and textures and let your baby eat as much as they need.

  5. Thomas Jennings:

    Among the leading matters which would occupy the attention of the meeting, were several important documents lately received from Europe, expressive of the sentiments that a very considerable portion of the people of the British Empire entertained respecting the deplorable situation of the colored people in the United States.

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