Portion Definition

pôrshən
portioned, portions
noun
portions
A part or limited quantity of anything, esp. that allotted to a person; share.
Webster's New World
A part separated from a whole.
American Heritage
The part of an estate received by an heir.
Webster's New World
The part of a meal or quantity of food served to a person; serving; helping.
Webster's New World
The part of a man's money or property contributed by his bride; dowry.
Webster's New World
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verb
portioned
To divide into portions; apportion.
Webster's New World
To provide with a share, inheritance, or dowry.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Portion

Noun

Singular:
portion
Plural:
portions

Origin of Portion

  • From Middle English porcioun, from Old French porcion, from Latin portio (“a share, part, portion, relation, proportion"), akin to pars (“part"); see part. Compare proportion.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin portiō portiōn- perə-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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