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Definitions of portion

  1. give out; " We were assigned new uniforms"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. an individual portion of food or drink; " the helpings were all small"; " his portion was larger than hers"; " there's enough for two servings each"
  5. the result of parcelling out or sharing; " death gets more than its share of attention from theologicans"
  6. something less than the whole of a human artifact; " the rear part of the house"; " glue the two parts together"
  7. assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; " he wanted his share in cash"
  8. 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"
  9. give out or allot; " We were assigned new uniforms"
  10. That which is divided off or separated, as a part from a whole; a separated part of anything.
  11. A part considered by itself, though not actually cut off or separated from the whole.
  12. A part assigned; allotment; share; fate.
  13. The part of an estate given to a child or heir, or descending to him by law, and distributed to him in the settlement of the estate; an inheritance.
  14. A wife's fortune; a dowry.
  15. To separate or divide into portions or shares; to parcel; to distribute.
  16. To endow with a portion or inheritance.
  17. A piece of anything; a share, or a part given.
  18. To divide into shares; to give shares of.
  19. A part: an allotment: dividend: the part of an estate descending to an heir: a wife's fortune.
  20. To divide into portions: to allot a share: to furnish with a portion.
  21. A share; part; wife's fortune.
  22. To divide; allot; give a portion to.
  23. To divide into shares; distribute.
  24. To endow with a portion.
  25. A part; allotment; share of an estate coming to an heir.
  26. A wife's dowry.
  27. One's fortune or destiny.
  28. Portioned.
  29. Portionless.
  30. A part, division, or share; part of an estate given to a child or an heir; a wife's fortune.
  31. To divide; to parcel; to endow.
  32. A part; a share; lot; final state; fate; a wife's dower or fortune.
  33. To divide; to allot a share or shares.
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Antonyms for portion

Luckiness, basketful, plentitude, quantity, composite, chunk, REAMS, load, bushel, fortune, compound, wealth, hoard, mountain, luck, pool, aggregate, plenitude, bucket, oodles, sheaf, profusion, pile up, plateful, abundance, accumulate, raft, deal, truckload, scads, lot, sight, shipload, pack, heap up, hundred, stack, good deal, boatload, mass, whole, lashings, spate, mess, dozen, slew, wad, bunch, barrel, passel, carload, peck, total, bundle, multiplicity, heap, totality, fistful, amass, volume, Fortunateness, collect, potful, gather, sum.

Quotes of portion

  1. A good portion of the airport is on ceded lands, and lease money was paid for that. So the state's collecting lease money because all of a sudden "worthless" land now has an airport on it. – Neil Abercrombie
  2. After all, I long to be in America again, nay, if I can go home to return no more to Europe, it seems to me that I shall ever enjoy more peace of mind, and even Physical comfort than I can meet with in any portion of the world beside. – John James Audubon
  3. Also a portion of my sales go directly to Greenpeace. – Rick Danko
  4. Anyone who has begun to think, places some portion of the world in jeopardy. – John Dewey
  5. The Temple of Diana is in the vicinity of the fountain, which has given rise to the conjecture that it originally constituted a portion of the ancient baths. – Marguerite Gardiner
  6. Though race -related issues continue to occupy a significant portion of our political discussion, and though there remain many unresolved racial issues in this nation, we, average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about things racial. – Eric Holder
  7. A certain portion of the human race has certainly a taste for being diddled. – Thomas Hood
  8. When the government violates the people's rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensible of duties. – Marquis de Lafayette
  9. Renewable ethanol represents a clear opportunity to grow a significant portion of our own fuel locally and begin to break the hold imported fuels have on us. – Mike May
  10. Only a portion of my intestinal tract was working. – Mary Ann Mobley
  11. If Congress doesn't raise taxes, you cannot get a private investment account without forgoing a portion possibly all, of your guaranteed benefit check. – Grace Napolitano
  12. We can make a commitment to promote vegetables and fruits and whole grains on every part of every menu. We can make portion sizes smaller and emphasize quality over quantity. And we can help create a culture- imagine this- where our kids ask for healthy options instead of resisting them. – Michelle Obama
  13. If a catastrophic event wipes out a large portion of House members, America needs to know this body, elected by the people, will be quickly and legally reconstituted and will continue to function. – Charles W. Pickering
  14. If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. – Swami Vivekananda
  15. That best portion of a man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. – William Wordsworth

Usage examples for portion

  1. " Naturally so, and yet- surely this must be merely a portion – The Lost City by Joseph E. Badger, Jr.
  2. He was probably more familiar with the Southern and Western portion of the United States forty years ago than any native- born American of that time. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  3. This is not, as you see, a description of your journal: it is a description of only one portion of it. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  4. When Clancy reached the portion of the article telling of the player joining the Bears, McCarthy sprang from his chair. – Jimmy Kirkland and the Plot for a Pennant by Hugh S. Fullerton
  5. When they reached a neat little cottage in the portion of the village devoted to white workingmen's homes, Kate allowed herself to be assisted to the door, where she dismissed her daughter, telling her to return in half an hour. – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  6. She always waited for her master's orders before she knew what portion was to be used in the house and what was to be sold in the market. – Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac
  7. The light of that evening's sacrifice has reached already every portion of our State. – A Visit To The United States In 1841 by Joseph Sturge
  8. The other portion of our unit may go to the front any time now; they are only waiting for orders. – My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915 by Monica M. Stanley
  9. Poor child, thought I, what sorrow art thou like to have for thy portion in this world! – Bunyan by James Anthony Froude
  10. Then you must shoulder your portion of the blame. – Witness For The Defence by A.E.W. Mason
  11. For t'other girl's relations have agreed To pay the portion down immediately." – The Comedies of Terence by Publius Terentius Afer
  12. We'll have to try some other portion of the ship. – Pirates of the Gorm by Nat Schachner
  13. At first only a small portion of it- a corner, so as to make sure about the smoke. – The Lone Ranche by Captain Mayne Reid
  14. Simply because I might meet those I am most anxious to avoid; there is a portion of my history that you are not acquainted with, Lady R-, which I will now make known to you. – Valerie by Frederick Marryat
  15. She knew that after their marriage he had made a will, which secured to her a large portion of his great wealth in case of their having no issue, and after the accident at Paris all hope in that respect was over. – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  16. The temperature of 102 degrees F. as above given is, in the writer's opinion, too low for this portion of the hatch. – The Dollar Hen by Milo M. Hastings
  17. I could not realize any portion of the past when she had not been near and dear to me. – The Paternoster Ruby by Charles Edmonds Walk
  18. It is gone- the little maiden's portion and all." – Journeys Through Bookland Volume Four by Charles H. Sylvester
  19. He had improved his opportunities to learn political conditions and know what might best advance England's power in that remote portion of her possessions. – The Mountain Girl by Payne Erskine
  20. Look ye, Sir, she's so beautiful, you need no Portion that alone's sufficient for Wit. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn

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