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Meaning & Definition of Portion in English

English

Portion

/pɔrʃən/

noun

1. Something determined in relation to something that includes it

  • "He wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"
  • "I read a portion of the manuscript"
  • "The smaller component is hard to reach"
  • "The animal constituent of plankton"
    synonym:
  • part
  • ,
  • portion
  • ,
  • component part
  • ,
  • component
  • ,
  • constituent

2. Something less than the whole of a human artifact

  • "The rear part of the house"
  • "Glue the two parts together"
    synonym:
  • part
  • ,
  • portion

3. The allotment of some amount by dividing something

  • "Death gets more than its share of attention from theologians"
    synonym:
  • parcel
  • ,
  • portion
  • ,
  • share

4. Assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group

  • "He wanted his share in cash"
    synonym:
  • share
  • ,
  • portion
  • ,
  • part
  • ,
  • percentage

5. Your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)

  • "Whatever my fortune may be"
  • "Deserved a better fate"
  • "Has a happy lot"
  • "The luck of the irish"
  • "A victim of circumstances"
  • "Success that was her portion"
    synonym:
  • fortune
  • ,
  • destiny
  • ,
  • fate
  • ,
  • luck
  • ,
  • lot
  • ,
  • circumstances
  • ,
  • portion

6. Money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage

    synonym:
  • dowry
  • ,
  • dowery
  • ,
  • dower
  • ,
  • portion

7. 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"
    synonym:
  • helping
  • ,
  • portion
  • ,
  • serving

verb

1. Give out

  • "We were assigned new uniforms"
    synonym:
  • assign
  • ,
  • allot
  • ,
  • portion

Examples of using

He has not paid his portion of the rent.
The second portion contains meat.
A portion of the island was destroyed by the massive waves.