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portion

 
Noun portion has 6 senses
  1. part, portion, component part, component - 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"
    --1 is a kind of relation
    --1 is a part of meronymy, part to whole relation
    --1 has particulars:
     language unit, linguistic unit; item, point; basis, base; detail, particular, item; unit; member; substance; remainder, balance, residual, residue, residuum, rest; subpart
  2. part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
    --2 is a kind of object, physical object
    --2 is a part of whole, whole thing, unit
    --2 has particulars:
     appendage; bulb; butt, stub; component, constituent, element; cutout; foible; forte; fraction; heel; hub; jetsam; limb; peen; piece; pressing; section, segment; shank, waist; toe; turnout, widening; wreckage
  3. parcel, portion, share - the result of parcelling out or sharing; "death gets more than its share of attention from theologicans"
    --3 is a kind of allotment, apportionment, apportioning, allocation, parceling, parcelling, assignation
    Derived form: verb portion1
  4. share, portion, part, percentage - assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"
    --4 is a kind of assets
    --4 is a part of
     net income, net, net profit, lucre, profit, profits, earnings
    --4 has particulars:
     tranche; dispensation; dole; way; ration; allowance; slice, piece; split; interest, stake; profit sharing; cut; allotment, allocation
  5. fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portion - 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"
    --5 is a kind of condition
    --5 has particulars:
     good fortune, good luck; providence; misfortune, bad luck, tough luck, ill luck; failure
  6. helping, portion, serving - 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"
    --6 is a kind of small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount
    --6 is a part of meal, repast
    --6 has parts: taste, mouthful
    --6 has particulars:
     drumstick; second joint, thigh; breast, white meat; wing; medallion; oyster; parson's nose, pope's nose; piece, slice; round, round of drinks; drink; libation
Verb portion has 1 sense
  1. assign, allot, portion - give out or allot; "We were assigned new uniforms"
    --1 is one way to distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out
    Derived form: noun portion3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
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