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Noun: portion  por-shun
  1. Something determined in relation to something that includes it
    "I read a portion of the manuscript";
    - part, component part, component, constituent
  2. Something less than the whole of a human artifact
    "the rear portion of the house";
    - part
  3. The allotment of some amount by dividing something
    "death gets more than its portion of attention from theologians";
    - parcel, share
  4. Assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
    "he wanted his portion in cash";
    - share, part, percentage
  5. Your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
    "success that was her portion";
    - fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, circs [Brit, informal]
  6. Money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
    - dowry, dowery, dower
  7. An individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal
    "his portion was larger than hers";
    - helping, serving
Verb: portion  por-shun
  1. Give out
    - assign, allot

Derived forms: portioned, portions, portioning

Type of: administer, allocation, allot, allotment, apportioning, apportionment, article, assets, assignation, condition, deal, deal out, dish out, dispense, distribute, dole, dole out, gift, lot, mete, mete out, object, parcel out, parceling [US], parcelling, physical object, relation, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

Part of: earnings, lucre, meal, meronymy, net, net income, net profit, part to whole relation, profit, profits, repast, unit, whole

Encyclopedia: Portion