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ra·tion

 (răsh′ən, rā′shən)
n.
1. A fixed portion, especially an amount of food allotted to persons in military service or to civilians in times of scarcity.
2. rations Food issued or available to members of a group.
tr.v. ra·tioned, ra·tion·ing, ra·tions
1. To supply with rations.
2.
a. To distribute as rations: rationed out flour and sugar.
b. To restrict to limited allotments, as during wartime: ration gasoline. See Synonyms at distribute.

[French, from Latin ratiō, ratiōn-, calculation; see ratio.]
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ration

(ˈræʃən)
n
1.
a. a fixed allowance of food, provisions, etc, esp a statutory one for civilians in time of scarcity or soldiers in time of war: a tea ration.
b. (as modifier): a ration book.
2. a sufficient or adequate amount: you've had your ration of television for today.
vb (tr)
3. (Military) (often foll by out) to distribute (provisions), esp to an army
4. to restrict the distribution or consumption of (a commodity) by (people): the government has rationed sugar; sugar is short, so I'll have to ration you.
[C18: via French from Latin ratiō calculation; see reason]
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ra•tion

(ˈræʃ ən, ˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a fixed allowance of food, esp. for one day.
2. an allotted amount.
v.t.
3. to distribute as rations (often fol. by out): to ration out food to an army.
4. to provide with or put on rations.
5. to restrict consumption of: to ration meat.
[1540–50; < French < Latin ratiō; see ratio]
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ration


Past participle: rationed
Gerund: rationing

Imperative
ration
ration
Present
I ration
you ration
he/she/it rations
we ration
you ration
they ration
Preterite
I rationed
you rationed
he/she/it rationed
we rationed
you rationed
they rationed
Present Continuous
I am rationing
you are rationing
he/she/it is rationing
we are rationing
you are rationing
they are rationing
Present Perfect
I have rationed
you have rationed
he/she/it has rationed
we have rationed
you have rationed
they have rationed
Past Continuous
I was rationing
you were rationing
he/she/it was rationing
we were rationing
you were rationing
they were rationing
Past Perfect
I had rationed
you had rationed
he/she/it had rationed
we had rationed
you had rationed
they had rationed
Future
I will ration
you will ration
he/she/it will ration
we will ration
you will ration
they will ration
Future Perfect
I will have rationed
you will have rationed
he/she/it will have rationed
we will have rationed
you will have rationed
they will have rationed
Future Continuous
I will be rationing
you will be rationing
he/she/it will be rationing
we will be rationing
you will be rationing
they will be rationing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rationing
you have been rationing
he/she/it has been rationing
we have been rationing
you have been rationing
they have been rationing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rationing
you will have been rationing
he/she/it will have been rationing
we will have been rationing
you will have been rationing
they will have been rationing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rationing
you had been rationing
he/she/it had been rationing
we had been rationing
you had been rationing
they had been rationing
Conditional
I would ration
you would ration
he/she/it would ration
we would ration
you would ration
they would ration
Past Conditional
I would have rationed
you would have rationed
he/she/it would have rationed
we would have rationed
you would have rationed
they would have rationed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ration - the food allowance for one day (especially for service personnel)ration - the food allowance for one day (especially for service personnel); "the rations should be nutritionally balanced"
fare - the food and drink that are regularly served or consumed
field ration - rations issued for United States troops in the field
2.ration - a fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity)
share, percentage, portion, part - assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"
Verb1.ration - restrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity, as during war; "Bread was rationed during the siege of the city"
circumscribe, confine, limit - restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
2.ration - distribute in rations, as in the army; "Cigarettes are rationed"
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"
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ration

noun
1. allowance, quota, allotment, provision, helping, part, share, measure, dole, portion The meat ration was down to one pound per person per week.
plural noun
1. supplies, stores, provisions, necessities, food, commons (Brit.), kai (N.Z. informal), provender emergency food rations
verb
1. limit, control, restrict, save, budget, conserve Staples such as bread, rice and tea are already being rationed.
2. distribute, issue, deal, dole, allocate, give out, allot, mete, apportion, measure out, parcel out I had a flask so I rationed out cups of tea
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ration

noun
That which is allotted:
Informal: cut.
Slang: divvy.
verb
To give out in portions or shares.Also used with out:
Slang: divvy.
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Translations
حِصَّهيُوَزِّع بِحِصَص مُعَيَّنَه
přídělna příděl
rationrationere
adagolélelmiszeradagjegyre ad
matarskammturskammta
išduoti davinįmaisto davinysnormuotiskirti davinį
devanormanormēt
byť na prídel
obrok
karne ile dağıtmakrasyontayınvesika ile vermek

ration

[ˈræʃən]
A. N (= portion) → ración f, porción f rations (Mil etc) → víveres mpl, suministro msing
to be on ration [bread, milk] → estar racionado
to be on short rationsandar escaso de víveres
when they put bread on the rationcuando racionaron el pan
it's off the ration nowya no está racionado
to draw one's rationsrecibir los víveres
B. VT (also ration out) → racionar
they are rationed to one kilo a dayestán racionados a un kilo por día
C. CPD ration book, ration card Ncartilla f de racionamiento
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ration

[ˈræʃən]
nration f
the weekly bread ration → la ration de pain hebdomadaire ration book, ration card, ration coupon
vtrationner rations
nplrations fpl
emergency food rations → des rations alimentaires d'urgence
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ration

[, (US)]
nRation f; (fig)Quantum nt; rations (= food)Rationen pl; to put somebody on short rationsjdn auf halbe Ration setzen; ration bookBezugsscheinbuch nt; ration card or coupon (Brit) → Bezugsschein m; (for food) → ˜ Lebensmittelkarte f/-marke f
vt goods, foodrationieren; (state, government also) → bewirtschaften; there is a sugar shortage, so it’s being rationedZucker ist knapp und wird daher rationiert; he was rationed to 1 kgihm wurde nur 1 kg erlaubt; I’m going to ration you to one biscuit a dayich werde dich kurzhalten, du bekommst nur einen Keks pro Tag; he rationed himself to five cigarettes a dayer erlaubte sich (dat)nur fünf Zigaretten pro Tag
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ration

[ˈræʃn]
1. nrazione f
to be on ration (food) → essere razionato/a
to be on short rations (person) → essere a razioni ridotte
2. vt (also ration out) → razionare
to ration sb to sth → imporre a qn un limite di qc
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ration

(ˈrӕʃən) noun
a measured amount of food etc allowed during a particular period of time. The soldiers were each given a ration of food for the day.
verb
to allow only a certain amount of (food etc) to a person or animal during a particular period of time. During the oil shortage, petrol was rationed.
ˈrations noun plural
the amount of food allowed to a soldier etc.
ration out
to give or allow a ration of (food etc), eg to a number of people.
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ration

n. ración, porción alimenticia.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ration

n ración f
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