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Portion meaning

portion - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. give out or allot; " We were assigned new uniforms"
  3. 3. That which is divided off or separated, as a part from a whole; a separated part of anything.
  4. 4. A part considered by itself, though not actually cut off or separated from the whole.
  5. 5. A part assigned; allotment; share; fate.
  6. 6. The part of an estate given to a child or heir, or descending to him by law, and distributed to him in the settlement of the estate; an inheritance.
  7. 7. A wife's fortune; a dowry.
  8. 8. To separate or divide into portions or shares; to parcel; to distribute.
  9. 9. To endow with a portion or inheritance.
  10. 10. A share; part; wife's fortune.
  11. 11. To divide; allot; give a portion to.

portion - examples of usage

  1. For months past it has been low- so low that it has hardly paid him to sell that portion of old hay which he felt he could spare. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. The women selling such goods would not name the one they got them from, but just that some one had got it for work, and had to part with a portion of it. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. 10, 172. Over what portion of the island does this lease extend? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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