Synonyms for portion
ˈpɔr ʃən, ˈpoʊr-por·tion
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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes
An allocated amount.
To endow with a portion or inheritance.
Him portioned maids, apprenticed orphans, blest. Alexander Pope.
English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote
When any whole is divided into parts, any part that is allotted to some person, thing, subject or purpose is called a portion, tho the division may be by no fixed rule or relation; a father may divide his estate by will among his children so as to make their several portions great or small, according to his arbitrary and unreasonable caprice. When we speak of a part as a proportion, we think of the whole as divided according to some rule or scale, so that the different parts bear a contemplated and intended relation or ratio to one another; thus, the portion allotted to a child by will may not be a fair proportion of the estate. Proportion is often used where part or portion would be more appropriate. Compare PART.
Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 2 votes
part, portion, component part, component, constituentnoun
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"
grammatical constituent, fortune, fate, dowery, lot, role, piece, theatrical role, dowry, function, section, constituent, share, character, division, part, luck, circumstances, destiny, element, helping, dower, contribution, component, factor, region, persona, parcel, component part, percentage, parting, office, serving, ingredient, voice
something less than the whole of a human artifact
"the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
fortune, parting, contribution, lot, serving, division, component, role, dower, constituent, share, function, percentage, part, section, voice, dowery, fate, parcel, dowry, piece, office, character, theatrical role, circumstances, region, helping, luck, component part, persona, destiny
parcel, portion, sharenoun
the allotment of some amount by dividing something
"death gets more than its share of attention from theologians"
fortune, destiny, contribution, lot, serving, tract, piece of land, dower, component, share, parcel of land, part, percentage, parcel, dowery, packet, circumstances, bundle, dowry, constituent, ploughshare, luck, plowshare, package, helping, piece of ground, component part, fate
share, portion, part, percentagenoun
assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
"he wanted his share in cash"
fortune, fate, dowery, lot, per centum, role, piece, theatrical role, percentage, dowry, function, section, constituent, percent, share, character, division, part, luck, circumstances, destiny, helping, dower, contribution, component, region, persona, parcel, component part, ploughshare, parting, office, serving, plowshare, pct, voice
fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portionnoun
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"
tidy sum, fortune, fate, peck, mint, band, plenty, lot, batch, raft, quite a little, passel, parcel, dowry, spate, muckle, mass, constituent, pile, share, good deal, stack, chance, luck, destiny, deal, serving, dowery, dower, percentage, caboodle, hazard, wad, flock, hatful, mickle, component, slew, heap, mess, part, bunch, sight, circumstances, mountain, draw, helping, component part, set, great deal, pot, circle
dowry, dowery, dower, portionnoun
money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
helping, portion, servingverb
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"
assign, allot, portionverb
"We were assigned new uniforms"
put, lot, grant, set apart, arrogate, parcel out, administer, allot, deal, mete out, dispense, deal out, specify, depute, delegate, designate, ascribe, impute, assign, dish out, dole out, attribute, distribute, shell out, accord
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The reason nominal growth is critical is that it allows a country, company or individual to service their debts with increasing income, allocating a portion to interest expense and another portion to theoretical or practical principal repayment via a sinking fund, without the latter, a credit-based economy ultimately -devolves into Ponzi finance, and at some point implodes. Watch nominal GDP growth.
Even when someone battles hard, there is an equal portion for one who lingers behind, and in the same honor are held both the coward and the brave man the idle man and he who has done much meet death alike.
Most people live, whether physically, intellectually or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness, and of their soul's resources in general, much like a man who, out of his whole bodily organism, should get into a habit of using and moving only his lttle finger. Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed.
When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius lift up thy head
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Translations for portion
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- porcióCatalan, Valencian
- annos, osuus, osaFinnish
- part, portionFrench
- cuidScottish Gaelic
- ულუფა, პორცია, ნაწილი, წილიGeorgian
- 일부, 一部Korean
- deel, portieDutch
- porțiune, porție, bucată, cotă-parte, fragmentRomanian
- доля, порция, частьRussian
- pay, hisseTurkish
- phần, 分Vietnamese
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