Definitions for portion

Definitions for (noun) portion

Main entry: portion, parcel, share

Definition: the allotment of some amount by dividing something

Usage: death gets more than its share of attention from theologians

Main entry: part, portion

Definition: something less than the whole of a human artifact

Usage: the rear part of the house; glue the two parts together

Main entry: serving, helping, portion

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

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

Main entry: dower, dowery, dowry, portion

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

Main entry: share, percentage, part, portion

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

Usage: he wanted his share in cash

Main entry: part, portion, constituent, component, component part

Definition: something determined in relation to something that includes it

Usage: 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

Main entry: lot, luck, destiny, fate, fortune, portion, circumstances

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

Usage: 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

Definitions for (verb) portion

Main entry: assign, allot, portion

Definition: give out

Usage: We were assigned new uniforms

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