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Definition 1: the allotment of some amount by dividing something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where portion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • death gets more than its share of attention from theologians

Synonyms for portion in the sense of this definition

(portion is a kind of ...) the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan

"the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state"

Definition 2: something less than the whole of a human artifact - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where portion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the rear part of the house
  • glue the two parts together

Synonyms for portion in the sense of this definition

(portion is a kind of ...) a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

(... is a kind of portion ) either of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip

"the upper limb of the bow"

(... is a kind of portion ) a narrow part of an artifact that resembles a neck in position or form

"the banjo had a long neck" "the bottle had a wide neck"

(... is a kind of portion ) the part of a hammerhead opposite the flat striking surface (may have various shapes)

(... is a kind of portion ) a separate part of a whole

"an important piece of the evidence"

(... is a kind of portion ) a metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press

(... is a kind of portion ) a part of a machine that supports or guides another part

(... is a kind of portion ) one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object

"a section of a fishing rod" "metal sections were used below ground" "finished the final segment of the road"

(... is a kind of portion ) the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole

(... is a kind of portion ) the part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved

"the title and author were printed on the spine of the book"

(... is a kind of portion ) (golf) the part of a clubhead farthest from the shaft

(... is a kind of portion ) a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park

(... is a kind of portion ) the rear part of the stage

(... is a kind of portion ) the part of a building above the ground floor

"no one was allowed to see the upstairs"

(... is a kind of portion ) the part of a ship's equipment or cargo that is thrown overboard to lighten the load in a storm

(... is a kind of portion ) the central part of a car wheel (or fan or propeller etc) through which the shaft or axle passes

(... is a kind of portion ) a part that is joined to something larger

(... is a kind of portion ) the part of a key that enters a lock and lifts the tumblers

(... is a kind of portion ) the narrow part of a bottle near the top

(... is a kind of portion ) a rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end)

"the bulb of a syringe"

(... is a kind of portion ) the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)

(... is a kind of portion ) an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system

"spare components for cars" "a component or constituent element of a system"

(... is a kind of portion ) a part that is cut out or is intended to be cut out

(... is a kind of portion ) the weaker part of a sword's blade from the forte to the tip

(... is a kind of portion ) the part of a book that faces inward when the book is shelved; the part opposite the spine

(... is a kind of portion ) the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible

(... is a kind of portion ) a small part or item forming a piece of a whole

(... is a kind of portion ) (golf) the part of the clubhead where it joins the shaft

(... is a kind of portion ) the remaining parts of something that has been wrecked

"they searched the wreckage for signs of survivors"

(... is part of portion) an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity

"how big is that part compared to the whole?" "the team is a unit"

Definition 3: an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal - [noun denoting food]

Samples where portion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the helpings were all small
  • his portion was larger than hers
  • there's enough for two servings each

Synonyms for portion in the sense of this definition

(portion is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

(... is a kind of portion ) a serving (of wine) poured out in honor of a deity

(... is a kind of portion ) a single serving of a beverage

"I asked for a hot drink" "likes a drink before dinner"

(... is a kind of portion ) a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic)

"he ordered a second round"

(... is a kind of portion ) a serving that has been cut from a larger portion

"a piece of pie" "a slice of bread"

(... is a kind of portion ) the tail of a dressed fowl

(... is a kind of portion ) a small muscle on each side of the back of a fowl

(... is a kind of portion ) a circular helping of food (especially a boneless cut of meat)

"medallions of veal"

(... is a kind of portion ) the wing of a fowl

"he preferred the drumsticks to the wings"

(... is a kind of portion ) meat carved from the breast of a fowl

(... is a kind of portion ) the upper joint of the leg of a fowl

(... is a kind of portion ) the lower joint of the leg of a fowl

(portion is a part of ...) a small amount eaten or drunk

"take a taste--you'll like it"

(... is part of portion) the food served and eaten at one time

Definition 4: assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where portion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he wanted his share in cash

Synonyms for portion in the sense of this definition

(portion is a kind of ...) anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company

(... is a kind of portion ) a share set aside for a specific purpose

(... is a kind of portion ) a share of the profits

"everyone got a cut of the earnings"

(... is a kind of portion ) a system in which employees receive a share of the net profits of the business

(... is a kind of portion ) (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something

"they have interests all over the world" "a stake in the company's future"

(... is a kind of portion ) a promised or claimed share of loot or money

"he demanded his split before they disbanded"

(... is a kind of portion ) a share of something

"a slice of the company's revenue"

(... is a kind of portion ) an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period)

"travel allowance" "my weekly allowance of two eggs" "a child's allowance should not be too generous"

(... is a kind of portion ) a fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity)

(... is a kind of portion ) a portion of something divided into shares

"they split the loot three ways"

(... is a kind of portion ) a share of money or food or clothing that has been charitably given

(... is a kind of portion ) a share that has been dispensed or distributed

(... is a kind of portion ) a portion of something (especially money)

(... is part of portion) the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)

Definition 5: money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for portion in the sense of this definition

(portion is a kind of ...) something acquired without compensation

Definition 6: something determined in relation to something that includes it - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where portion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for portion in the sense of this definition

(portion is a kind of ...) an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together

(... is a kind of portion ) the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists

"DNA is the substance of our genes"

(... is a kind of portion ) something left after other parts have been taken away

"there was no remainder" "he threw away the rest" "he took what he wanted and I got the balance"

(... is a kind of portion ) anything that belongs to a set or class

"snakes are members of the class Reptilia" "members of the opposite sex"

(... is a kind of portion ) an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole

"the reduced the number of units and installations" "the word is a basic linguistic unit"

(... is a kind of portion ) a small part that can be considered separately from the whole

"it was perfect in all details"

(... is a kind of portion ) the most important or necessary part of something

"the basis of this drink is orange juice"

(... is a kind of portion ) the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots

(... is a kind of portion ) a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list

"he noticed an item in the New York Times" "she had several items on her shopping list" "the main point on the agenda was taken up first"

(... is a kind of portion ) one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed

(... is a kind of portion ) a part of a part

(... is part of portion) the semantic relation that holds between a part and the whole

Definition 7: your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you) - [noun denoting state]

Samples where portion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for portion in the sense of this definition

(portion is a kind of ...) a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing

"the human condition"

(... is a kind of portion ) an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes

(... is a kind of portion ) a manifestation of God's foresightful care for his creatures

(... is a kind of portion ) an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes

(... is a kind of portion ) lack of success

"he felt that his entire life had been a failure" "that year there was a crop failure"

Definition 8: give out - [verb of possession]

Samples where portion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We were assigned new uniforms

Synonyms for portion in the sense of this definition

(portion is a kind of ...) administer or bestow, as in small portions

"administer critical remarks to everyone present" "dole out some money" "shell out pocket money for the children" "deal a blow to someone" "the machine dispenses soft drinks"

(... is a kind of portion ) give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause

"I will earmark this money for your research" "She sets aside time for meditation every day"

(... is a kind of portion ) distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose

"I am allocating a loaf of bread to everyone on a daily basis" "I'm allocating the rations for the camping trip"

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