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"
something less than the whole of a human artifact
"the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
parcel, portion, share(noun)
the allotment of some amount by dividing something
"death gets more than its share of attention from theologians"
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"
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"
dowry, dowery, dower, portion(noun)
money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
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"
assign, allot, portion(verb)
"We were assigned new uniforms"
An allocated amount.
To divide into amounts, as for allocation to specific purposes.
To endow with a portion or inheritance.
Him portioned maids, apprenticed orphans, blest. uE000114951uE001 Alexander Pope.
Origin: From porcioun, from porcion, from portio, akin to pars; see part. Compare proportion.
that which is divided off or separated, as a part from a whole; a separated part of anything
a part considered by itself, though not actually cut off or separated from the whole
a part assigned; allotment; share; fate
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
a wife's fortune; a dowry
to separate or divide into portions or shares; to parcel; to distribute
to endow with a portion or inheritance
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'portion' in Nouns Frequency: #2262
The numerical value of portion in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of portion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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- porcióCatalan, Valencian
- annos, osa, osuusFinnish
- portion, partFrench
- cuidScottish Gaelic
- ნაწილი, წილი, ულუფა, პორციაGeorgian
- 일부, 一部Korean
- deel, portieDutch
- bucată, cotă-parte, fragment, porție, porțiuneRomanian
- порция, часть, доляRussian
- pay, hisseTurkish
- 分, phầnVietnamese
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