Associations to the word «Portion»

Wiktionary

PORTION, noun. An allocated amount.
PORTION, noun. That which is divided off or separated, as a part from a whole; a separated part of anything.
PORTION, noun. One's fate; lot.
PORTION, noun. The part of an estate given or falling to a child or heir; an inheritance.
PORTION, noun. A wife's fortune; a dowry.
PORTION, verb. (transitive) To divide into amounts, as for allocation to specific purposes.
PORTION, verb. (transitive) To endow with a portion or inheritance.
PORTION CONTROL, noun. A method of moderating one's diet by determining the number of calories in each serving of food, and limiting consumption to a fall below a predetermined number.
PORTION OUT, verb. (transitive) To distribute something in portions or shares; to apportion or allot

Dictionary definition

PORTION, 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".
PORTION, noun. Something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together".
PORTION, noun. The allotment of some amount by dividing something; "death gets more than its share of attention from theologians".
PORTION, noun. Assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash".
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".
PORTION, noun. Money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage.
PORTION, noun. 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".
PORTION, verb. Give out; "We were assigned new uniforms".

Wise words

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