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por·tion

 (pôr′shən)
n.
1. A section or quantity within a larger thing; a part of a whole.
2. A part separated from a whole.
3. A part that is allotted to a person or group, as:
a. A helping of food.
b. The part of an estate received by an heir.
c. A woman's dowry: marriage portion.
4. A person's lot or fate.
tr.v. por·tioned, por·tion·ing, por·tions
1. To divide into parts or shares for distribution; parcel.
2. To provide with a share, inheritance, or dowry.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin portiō, portiōn-; see perə- in Indo-European roots.]

por′tion·a·ble adj.

portion

(ˈpɔːʃən)
n
1. a part of a whole; fraction
2. a part allotted or belonging to a person or group
3. (Cookery) an amount of food served to one person; helping
4. (Law) law
a. a share of property, esp one coming to a child from the estate of his parents
b. archaic the property given by a woman to her husband at marriage; dowry
5. a person's lot or destiny
vb (tr)
6. to divide up; share out
7. to give a share to (a person); assign or allocate
8. (Law) law to give a dowry or portion to (a person); endow
[C13: via Old French from Latin portiō portion, allocation; related to pars part]
ˈportionless adj

por•tion

(ˈpɔr ʃən, ˈpoʊr-)

n.
1. a part of a whole, either separated from or integrated with it; segment.
2. an amount of food served to one person; serving; helping.
3. the part of a whole allotted or belonging to a person or group; share.
4. the part of an estate that goes to an heir or a next of kin.
5. that which is allotted to a person by God or fate; lot.
6. a woman's dowry.
v.t.
7. to divide into or distribute in portions or shares (often fol. by out).
8. to furnish with a portion, as with an inheritance or dowry.
[1250–1300; Middle English porcion < Old French < Latin portiō share, part, akin to pars part]
por′tion•a•ble, adj.

portion


Past participle: portioned
Gerund: portioning

Imperative
portion
portion
Present
I portion
you portion
he/she/it portions
we portion
you portion
they portion
Preterite
I portioned
you portioned
he/she/it portioned
we portioned
you portioned
they portioned
Present Continuous
I am portioning
you are portioning
he/she/it is portioning
we are portioning
you are portioning
they are portioning
Present Perfect
I have portioned
you have portioned
he/she/it has portioned
we have portioned
you have portioned
they have portioned
Past Continuous
I was portioning
you were portioning
he/she/it was portioning
we were portioning
you were portioning
they were portioning
Past Perfect
I had portioned
you had portioned
he/she/it had portioned
we had portioned
you had portioned
they had portioned
Future
I will portion
you will portion
he/she/it will portion
we will portion
you will portion
they will portion
Future Perfect
I will have portioned
you will have portioned
he/she/it will have portioned
we will have portioned
you will have portioned
they will have portioned
Future Continuous
I will be portioning
you will be portioning
he/she/it will be portioning
we will be portioning
you will be portioning
they will be portioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been portioning
you have been portioning
he/she/it has been portioning
we have been portioning
you have been portioning
they have been portioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been portioning
you will have been portioning
he/she/it will have been portioning
we will have been portioning
you will have been portioning
they will have been portioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been portioning
you had been portioning
he/she/it had been portioning
we had been portioning
you had been portioning
they had been portioning
Conditional
I would portion
you would portion
he/she/it would portion
we would portion
you would portion
they would portion
Past Conditional
I would have portioned
you would have portioned
he/she/it would have portioned
we would have portioned
you would have portioned
they would have portioned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.portion - something determined in relation to something that includes itportion - 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"
substance - the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists; "DNA is the substance of our genes"
relation - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
language unit, linguistic unit - one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed
item, point - a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list; "he noticed an item in the New York Times"; "she had several items on her shopping list"; "the main point on the agenda was taken up first"
butt - the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots
meronymy, part to whole relation - the semantic relation that holds between a part and the whole
basis, base - the most important or necessary part of something; "the basis of this drink is orange juice"
detail, item, particular - a small part that can be considered separately from the whole; "it was perfect in all details"
unit - an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole; "the reduced the number of units and installations"; "the word is a basic linguistic unit"
member - anything that belongs to a set or class; "snakes are members of the class Reptilia"; "members of the opposite sex"
remainder, residual, residuum, rest, residue, balance - something left after other parts have been taken away; "there was no remainder"; "he threw away the rest"; "he took what he wanted and I got the balance"
subpart - a part of a part
2.portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
whole, unit - an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity; "how big is that part compared to the whole?"; "the team is a unit"
appendage - a part that is joined to something larger
bit - the part of a key that enters a lock and lifts the tumblers
bottleneck - the narrow part of a bottle near the top
bulb - a rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end); "the bulb of a syringe"
stub, butt - the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)
constituent, element, component - an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system; "spare components for cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system"
cutout - a part that is cut out or is intended to be cut out
foible - the weaker part of a sword's blade from the forte to the tip
fore edge, foredge - the part of a book that faces inward when the book is shelved; the part opposite the spine
forte - the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible
fraction - a small part or item forming a piece of a whole
heel - (golf) the part of the clubhead where it joins the shaft
hub - the central part of a car wheel (or fan or propeller etc) through which the shaft or axle passes
jetsam - the part of a ship's equipment or cargo that is thrown overboard to lighten the load in a storm
limb - either of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip; "the upper limb of the bow"
neck - a narrow part of an artifact that resembles a neck in position or form; "the banjo had a long neck"; "the bottle had a wide neck"
peen - the part of a hammerhead opposite the flat striking surface (may have various shapes)
piece - a separate part of a whole; "an important piece of the evidence"
pressing - a metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press
seat - a part of a machine that supports or guides another part
segment, section - one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object; "a section of a fishing rod"; "metal sections were used below ground"; "finished the final segment of the road"
waist, shank - the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole
backbone, spine - the part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved; "the title and author were printed on the spine of the book"
toe - (golf) the part of a clubhead farthest from the shaft
turnout, widening - a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park
upstage - the rear part of the stage
upstairs - the part of a building above the ground floor; "no one was allowed to see the upstairs"
wreckage - the remaining parts of something that has been wrecked; "they searched the wreckage for signs of survivors"
3.portion - the allotment of some amount by dividing something; "death gets more than its share of attention from theologians"
apportioning, apportionment, parceling, parcelling, assignation, allocation, allotment - the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan; "the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state"
4.portion - assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"
net income, net profit, profit, profits, earnings, lucre, net - the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
tranche - a portion of something (especially money)
dispensation - a share that has been dispensed or distributed
dole - a share of money or food or clothing that has been charitably given
way - a portion of something divided into shares; "they split the loot three ways"
ration - a fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity)
allowance - an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period); "travel allowance"; "my weekly allowance of two eggs"; "a child's allowance should not be too generous"
slice, piece - a share of something; "a slice of the company's revenue"
split - a promised or claimed share of loot or money; "he demanded his split before they disbanded"
stake, interest - (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something; "they have interests all over the world"; "a stake in the company's future"
profit sharing - a system in which employees receive a share of the net profits of the business
cut - a share of the profits; "everyone got a cut of the earnings"
allocation, allotment - a share set aside for a specific purpose
assets - anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company
5.portion - your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)portion - 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"
condition - a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing; "the human condition"
good fortune, good luck, luckiness - an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes
providence - a manifestation of God's foresightful care for his creatures
bad luck, ill luck, tough luck, misfortune - an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
failure - lack of success; "he felt that his entire life had been a failure"; "that year there was a crop failure"
6.portion - money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriageportion - money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
gift - something acquired without compensation
7.portion - an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a mealportion - 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"
meal, repast - the food served and eaten at one time
mouthful, taste - a small amount eaten or drunk; "take a taste--you'll like it"
drumstick - the lower joint of the leg of a fowl
second joint, thigh - the upper joint of the leg of a fowl
white meat, breast - meat carved from the breast of a fowl
wing - the wing of a fowl; "he preferred the drumsticks to the wings"
medallion - a circular helping of food (especially a boneless cut of meat); "medallions of veal"
oyster - a small muscle on each side of the back of a fowl
parson's nose, pope's nose - the tail of a dressed fowl
slice, piece - a serving that has been cut from a larger portion; "a piece of pie"; "a slice of bread"
round of drinks, round - a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic); "he ordered a second round"
drink - a single serving of a beverage; "I asked for a hot drink"; "likes a drink before dinner"
libation - a serving (of wine) poured out in honor of a deity
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
Verb1.portion - give outportion - give out; "We were assigned new uniforms"
appropriate, earmark, set aside, reserve, allow - give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research"; "She sets aside time for meditation every day"
allocate, apportion - distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose; "I am allocating a loaf of bread to everyone on a daily basis"; "I'm allocating the rations for the camping trip"
deal out, dish out, dispense, distribute, dole out, mete out, parcel out, shell out, lot, administer, allot, deal - administer or bestow, as in small portions; "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"

portion

noun
1. part, bit, piece, section, scrap, segment, fragment, fraction, chunk, wedge, hunk, morsel I have spent a large portion of my life here.
2. helping, serving, piece, plateful fish and chips at about £2.70 a portion
3. share, division, allowance, lot, measure, quantity, quota, ration, allocation, allotment his portion of the inheritance

portion

noun
1. One of the parts into which something is divided:
2. A part severed from a whole:
3. That which is allotted:
Informal: cut.
Slang: divvy.
4. An individual quantity of food:
5. A right or legal share in something:
6. That which is inevitably destined:
verb
To give out in portions or shares.Also used with out:
Slang: divvy.
Translations
جُزْجُزْءحِصَّهكَمِيَّه
částpartiepodílporce
portiondel
osuus
dio
hluti, parturskammtur
部分
부분
davinys
daļaporcija
količinaporcijavsota
portion
ส่วนแบ่ง
phần

portion

[ˈpɔːʃən]
A. N
1. (= part, piece) → porción f, parte f; [of food] → ración f; [of cake] → porción f, trozo m
2. (= quantity, in relation to a whole) → porción f, porcentaje m
3. (also marriage portion) → dote f
B. VT (also portion out) → repartir, dividir

portion

[ˈpɔːrʃən] n
[food] → portion f, part f
a large portion of chips → une grosse portion de frites
to divide sth into portions → partager qch en portions
(= part) → partie f

portion

n
(= piece, part)Teil m; (of ticket)Abschnitt m; your/my portiondein/mein Anteil m
(of food)Portion f
(old, form, = marriage portion) → Mitgift f, → Heiratsgut nt (old)
(liter: = fate) → Los nt, → Schicksal nt

portion

[ˈpɔːʃn] n (part, piece) → parte f; (of food) → porzione f
portion out vt + advdistribuire

portion

(ˈpoːʃən) noun
1. a part. Read this portion of the book.
2. a share. Her portion of the money amounted to $200.
3. an amount of food usually for one person. a portion of salad.
portion out
to divide into portions or shares. The money was portioned out among the three children.

portion

جُزْء část portion Portion μερίδιο porción osuus portion dio porzione 部分 부분 portie del porcja porção порция portion ส่วนแบ่ง parça phần 一部分

por·tion

v. porción, raciόn, parte.

portion

n porción f
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A smart shower at eleven had evidently quenched the enthusiasm of the young ladies who were to arrive at twelve, for nobody came, and at two the exhausted family sat down in a blaze of sunshine to consume the perishable portions of the feast, that nothing might be lost.
But aside from a little curiosity when it became known that they were going to explore little-known portions of Honduras, the other passengers took hardly any interest in our travelers.
It was pronounced a great success--excellent if it had only contained a little less vanilla or a little more sugar, if it had been frozen a degree harder, and if the salt might have been kept out of portions of it.
He had built himself a country-seat within a few miles of his native town, and there spent such portions of his time as could be spared from public service in the display of every grace and virtue--as a newspaper phrased it, on the eve of an election--befitting the Christian, the good citizen, the horticulturist, and the gentleman.
But it was a comfort that there could be no uneasiness in a connection with anything so beatific as the radiant image of my little girl, the vision of whose angelic beauty had probably more than anything else to do with the restlessness that, before morning, made me several times rise and wander about my room to take in the whole picture and prospect; to watch, from my open window, the faint summer dawn, to look at such portions of the rest of the house as I could catch, and to listen, while, in the fading dusk, the first birds began to twitter, for the possible recurrence of a sound or two, less natural and not without, but within, that I had fancied I heard.
He made me a present of his embalmed head; took out his enormous tobacco wallet, and groping under the tobacco, drew out some thirty dollars in silver; then spreading them on the table, and mechanically dividing them into two equal portions, pushed one of them towards me, and said it was mine.
First comes white-horse, so called, which is obtained from the tapering part of the fish, and also from the thicker portions of his flukes.
Jurgis saw how they managed it; there were portions of the work which determined the pace of the rest, and for these they had picked men whom they paid high wages, and whom they changed frequently.
The den could be moved into some portions of France and made a good property even now.
Immerse the garments in a tub, lightly rubbing the more soiled portions with the soap; leave them submerged in water from sunset to sunrise, and then the youngest baby can wash them without the slightest effort.
The tall girls went out and returned presently, each bearing a tray, with portions of something, I knew not what, arranged thereon, and a pitcher of water and mug in the middle of each tray.
It had got dusk, and the moon looked over the high wall of the court, causing undefined shadows to lurk in the corners of the numerous projecting portions of the building.