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ˈræʃ ən, ˈreɪ ʃənra·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rationnoun

    the food allowance for one day (especially for service personnel)

    "the rations should be nutritionally balanced"

  2. rationverb

    a fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity)

  3. rationverb

    restrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity, as during war

    "Bread was rationed during the siege of the city"

  4. ration, ration outverb

    distribute in rations, as in the army

    "Cigarettes are rationed"

Wiktionary

  1. rationnoun

    A portion designated to a person or group.

    Etymology: From ration.

  2. rationverb

    To supply with a ration; to limit (someone) to a specific allowance of something.

    We rationed ourselves to three sips of water a day until we were rescued.

    Etymology: From ration.

  3. rationverb

    To portion out (especially during a shortage of supply); to limit access to.

    By the third day on the raft, we had to ration our water.

    Etymology: From ration.

  4. rationverb

    To restrict (an activity etc.)

    Our present health care system is rationed only to those who can afford it because of unnecessary high cost, lack of insurance coverage by 47 million people, and exorbitant prescription prices.

    Etymology: From ration.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rationnoun

    a fixed daily allowance of provisions assigned to a soldier in the army, or a sailor in the navy, for his subsistence

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. ratio a reckoning, calculation, relation, reference, LL. ratio ration. See Ratio.]

  2. Rationnoun

    hence, a certain portion or fixed amount dealt out; an allowance; an allotment

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. ratio a reckoning, calculation, relation, reference, LL. ratio ration. See Ratio.]

  3. Rationverb

    to supply with rations, as a regiment

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. ratio a reckoning, calculation, relation, reference, LL. ratio ration. See Ratio.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ration

    rā′shon, n. the quantity of provisions distributed to a soldier or sailor daily: an allowance.—n. Rā′tion-mon′ey, money paid as commutation for rations. [Fr.,—L. ratio.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. ration

    Each man's daily allowance of provisions; including, in the army, fuel and forage to man and horse.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. ration

    A portion or fixed allowance of provisions, drink, and forage, assigned to a soldier in the army, or a sailor in the navy, for his daily subsistence, and for the subsistence of horses, etc.

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  1. traino

  2. aroint

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ration in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of ration in a Sentence

  1. Alladi Devakumar:

    It has been seen that most Dalits and Adivasis, find it difficult to get these government ID cards... or ration cards. Either the information doesn't reach them, or the enrollment camps to get biometric IDs are never set up in their villages and mostly they are asked to pay huge bribes to get these IDs made.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A person who has an empathetic compassion, endured a lot of unwarranted insult and humiliation, gone through an economic struggle to earn ration and is against pageantry fashion can be a great comedian.

  3. Antonin Artaud:

    You are outside life, you are above life, you have miseries which the ordinary man does not know, you exceed the normal level, and it is for this that men refuse to forgive you, you poison their peace of mind, you undermine their stability. You have irrepressible pains whose essence is to be inadaptable to any known state, indescribable in words. You have repeated and shifting pains, incurable pains, pains beyond imagining, pains which are neither of the body nor of the soul, but which partake of both. And I share your suffering, and I ask you: who dares to ration our relief? We are not going to kill ourselves just yet. In the meantime, leave us the hell alone.

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