(noun, verb)


1. something determined in relation to something that includes it

- I read a portion of the manuscript

Similar word(s): component, constituent, part

Definition categories: link, relation

2. something less than the whole of a human artifact

Similar word(s): part

Definition categories: man–made, object

3. the allotment of some amount by dividing something

Similar word(s): parcel, share

Definition categories: act, allocation, allotment, apportioning, apportionment, assignation, parceling, parcelling

4. assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group

Similar word(s): part, percentage, share

Definition categories: possession, assets

5. your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)

- success that was her portion

Similar word(s): circumstances, destiny, fate, fortune, lot, luck

Definition categories: state, condition

6. money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage

Similar word(s): dower, dowery, dowry

Definition categories: possession, gift

7. an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal

- his portion was larger than hers

Similar word(s): helping, serving

Definition categories: food


1. give out

Similar word(s): allot, assign

Definition categories: possession, administer, allot, deal, dispense, distribute, lot

Sentences with portion as a verb:

- Him portioned maids, apprenticed orphans, blest. — Alexander Pope.