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 portion portion

noun

  • ( ) something determined in relation to something that includes it  ( component, component part, constituent, part, portion )
    something determined in relation to something that includes it
     he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
     I read a portion of the manuscript
    I read a portion of the manuscript
     the smaller component is hard to reach
    the smaller component is hard to reach
     the animal constituent of plankton
    the animal constituent of plankton
  • ( ) the allotment of some amount by dividing something  ( parcel, portion, share )
    the allotment of some amount by dividing something
     death gets more than its share of attention from theologians
    death gets more than its share of attention from theologians
  • ( ) something less than the whole of a human artifact  ( part, portion )
    something less than the whole of a human artifact
     the rear part of the house
    the rear part of the house
     glue the two parts together
    glue the two parts together
  • ( ) assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group  ( part, percentage, portion, share )
    assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
     he wanted his share in cash
    he wanted his share in cash
  • an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal  ( helping, portion, serving )
    an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal
     the helpings were all small
    the helpings were all small
     his portion was larger than hers
    his portion was larger than hers
     there's enough for two servings each
    there's enough for two servings each
  • money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage  ( dower, dowery, dowry, portion )
    money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
  • your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)  ( circumstances, destiny, fate, fortune, lot, luck, portion )
    your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
     whatever my fortune may be
    whatever my fortune may be
     deserved a better fate
    deserved a better fate
     has a happy lot
    has a happy lot
     the luck of the Irish
    the luck of the Irish
     a victim of circumstances
    a victim of circumstances
     success that was her portion
    success that was her portion
  • verb

  • give out  ( allot, assign, portion )
    give out
     We were assigned new uniforms
    We were assigned new uniforms


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