Synonyms for portion

Synonyms for (noun) portion

Synonyms: portion, parcel, share

Definition: the allotment of some amount by dividing something

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

Similar words: allocation, allotment, assignation, apportioning, apportionment, parceling, parcelling

Definition: the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan

Usage: the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state


Synonyms: part, portion

Definition: something less than the whole of a human artifact

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

Similar words: physical object, object

Definition: a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

Usage: it was full of rackets, balls and other objects


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

Definition: an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude


Synonyms: dower, dowery, dowry, portion

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

Similar words: gift

Definition: something acquired without compensation


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: assets

Definition: anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: relation

Definition: an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: condition

Definition: a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing

Usage: the human condition

Synonyms for (verb) portion

Synonyms: assign, allot, portion

Definition: give out

Usage: We were assigned new uniforms

Similar words: distribute, dole out, deal, deal out, dish out, dispense, allot, administer, parcel out, shell out, mete out, lot

Definition: administer or bestow, as in small portions

Usage: administer critical remarks to everyone present; dole out some money; shell out pocket money for the children; deal a blow to someone; the machine dispenses soft drinks