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Meaning & Definition of Portion in English





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"
  • 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"
  • part,
  • portion

3. The allotment of some amount by dividing something

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

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

  • "He wanted his share in cash"
  • 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"
  • fortune,
  • destiny,
  • fate,
  • luck,
  • lot,
  • circumstances,
  • portion

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

  • 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"
  • helping,
  • portion,
  • serving


1. Give out

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