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portion


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Portion  \Por"tion\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Portioned};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Portioning}.] 
  1.  To  separate  or  divide  into  portions  or  shares;  to  parcel; 
  to  distribute. 
 
  And  portion  to  his  tribes  the  wide  domain.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  endow  with  a  portion  or  inheritance. 
 
  Him  portioned  maids,  apprenticed  orphans,  blest. 
  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Portion  \Por"tion\,  n.  [F.,  from  L.  portio,  akin  to  pars, 
  partis,  a  part  See  {Part},  n.] 
  1.  That  which  is  divided  off  or  separated,  as  a  part  from  a 
  whole;  a  separated  part  of  anything 
 
  2.  A  part  considered  by  itself  though  not  actually  cut  off 
  or  separated  from  the  whole. 
 
  These  are  parts  of  his  ways;  but  how  little  a 
  portion  is  heard  of  him!  --Job  xxvi. 
  14. 
 
  Portions  and  parcels  of  the  dreadful  past. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  3.  A  part  assigned;  allotment;  share;  fate. 
 
  The  lord  of  that  servant  .  .  .  will  appoint  him  his 
  portion  with  the  unbelievers.  --Luke  xii. 
  46. 
 
  Man's  portion  is  to  die  and  rise  again  --Keble. 
 
  4.  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. 
 
  Give  me  the  portion  of  goods  that  falleth  to  me 
  --Luke  xv  12. 
 
  5.  A  wife's  fortune;  a  dowry.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Division;  share;  parcel;  quantity;  allotment;  dividend. 
 
 
  Usage:  {Portion},  {Part}.  Part  is  generic,  having  a  simple 
  reference  to  some  whole.  Portion  has  the  additional 
  idea  of  such  a  division  as  bears  reference  to  an 
  individual,  or  is  allotted  to  some  object;  as  a 
  portion  of  one's  time;  a  portion  of  Scripture. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  portion 
  n  1:  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"  [syn:  {part},  {component 
  part},  {component}] 
  2:  something  less  than  the  whole  of  a  human  artifact:  "the  rear 
  part  of  the  house";  "glue  the  two  parts  together"  [syn:  {part}] 
  3:  the  result  of  parcelling  out  or  sharing;  "death  gets  more 
  than  its  share  of  attention  from  theologicans"  [syn:  {parcel}, 
  {share}] 
  4:  an  asset  belonging  to  or  due  to  or  contributed  by  an 
  individual  person  or  group  "he  wanted  his  share  in  cash" 
  [syn:  {share},  {part},  {percentage}] 
  5:  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"  [syn:  {fortune},  {destiny},  {fate}, 
  {luck},  {lot},  {circumstances}] 
  6:  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"  [syn:  {helping},  {serving}] 
  v  :  give  out  "We  were  assigned  new  uniforms"  [syn:  {assign},  {allot}] 




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