An allocated amount.
To endow with a portion or inheritance.
Him portioned maids, apprenticed orphans, blest. Alexander Pope.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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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How to use portion in a sentence?
This focuses on employers that are 500 and less people, that's a portion of the economy, but it's the economy that is going to be hit the hardest.
Those who are accepted to volunteer will work with their supervisors to ensure their duties are assigned to other staff for the duration of the volunteer assignment ensuring continuity of service; some will perform a portion of their duties remotely.
A large portion of the local population were terrorized. Many were forced to flee their homes. Some did not not have places to go, and had to rent hotel rooms or leave the area. Many residents did not sleep for many nights, afraid that these two extremely violent individuals might be outside their homes, law enforcement officers came here not just from across New York state, but from all over the country. They traversed very inhospitable territory, never knowing if the next step they took in deeply wooded areas might be their last. And think of their families at home, sick with concern and fright for their loved ones. At any time, you could have stopped the escape from happening.
I love Special Olympics Education Betsy DeVos, I have given a portion of my salary to Special Olympics. I hope all of this debate encourages lots of private contributions to Special Olympics.
Hell must be isothermal; for otherwise the resident engineers and physical chemists (of which there must be some) could set up a heat engine to run a refrigerator to cool off a portion of their surroundings to any desired temperature.
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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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