Portion meaning

pôrshən
A part separated from a whole.
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Portion is defined as to divide into parts.

An example of to portion is cutting a sandwich in half.

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A part that is allotted to a person or group, as:
  • A helping of food.
  • The part of an estate received by an heir.
  • A woman's dowry.
    Marriage portion.
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A person's lot or fate.
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The definition of a portion is part of something.

An example of portion is half of a sandwich.

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A section or quantity within a larger thing; a part of a whole.
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The part of a man's money or property contributed by his bride; dowry.
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The part of experience supposedly allotted to a person by fate; one's lot; destiny.
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The part of a meal or quantity of food served to a person; serving; helping.
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To divide into portions; apportion.
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An allocated amount.
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To divide into parts or shares for distribution; parcel.
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To provide with a share, inheritance, or dowry.
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A part or limited quantity of anything, esp. that allotted to a person; share.
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The part of an estate received by an heir.
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That which is divided off or separated, as a part from a whole; a separated part of anything.
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One's fate; lot.
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The part of an estate given or falling to a child or heir; an inheritance.
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A wife's fortune; a dowry.

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To divide into amounts, as for allocation to specific purposes.
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To endow with a portion or inheritance.

Him portioned maids, apprenticed orphans, blest. "” Alexander Pope.

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Origin of portion

  • 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

  • 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