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Definitions of portion

  1. give out; "We were assigned new uniforms" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the result of parcelling out or sharing; "death gets more than its share of attention from theologicans" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. give out or allot; "We were assigned new uniforms" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. That which is divided off or separated, as a part from a whole; a separated part of anything. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. A part considered by itself, though not actually cut off or separated from the whole. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. A part assigned; allotment; share; fate. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. A wife's fortune; a dowry. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To separate or divide into portions or shares; to parcel; to distribute. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To endow with a portion or inheritance. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. A piece of anything; a share, or a part given. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. To divide into shares; to give shares of. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. A part: an allotment: dividend: the part of an estate descending to an heir: a wife's fortune. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. To divide into portions: to allot a share: to furnish with a portion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. A share; part; wife's fortune. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. To divide; allot; give a portion to. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. To divide into shares; distribute. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. To endow with a portion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A part; allotment; share of an estate coming to an heir. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A wife's dowry. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. One's fortune or destiny. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. Portioned. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. Portionless. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. A part, division, or share; part of an estate given to a child or an heir; a wife's fortune. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. To divide; to parcel; to endow. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. A part; a share; lot; final state; fate; a wife's dower or fortune. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. To divide; to allot a share or shares. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. The share falling to a child from a parent's estate or the estate of any one bearing a similar relation. State v. Crossley, GO Ind. 209; Lewis's Appeal, 108 Pa. 136; In re Miller's Will, 2 Lea (Tenn.) 57. Portion is especially applied to payments made to younger children out of the funds comprised in their parents' marriage settlement, and in pursuance of the trusts thereof. Mozley & Whitley. thelawdictionary.org
  35. p[=o]r'shun, n. a part: an allotment: fate: destiny: dividend: the part of an estate descending to an heir: a wife's fortune.--v.t. to divide into portions: to allot a share: to furnish with a portion.--adj. POR'TIONED, having a portion or endowment.--ns. POR'TIONER, one who portions or assigns shares: (Scots law) the occupier of a small feu or portion of land: one of two or more incumbents on a benefice at one time; POR'TIONIST, one who has an academical allowance: the incumbent of a benefice which has more than one rector or vicar.--adj. POR'TIONLESS, having no portion, dowry, or property.--MARRIAGE PORTION, a gift given by a parent or guardian to a bride on her marriage. [O. Fr.,--L. portio, portionis, akin to pars, a part.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  36. Part, share; dowry, whence portionless a.; one\'s destiny, one\'s lot; a p., some (of anything); (v.t.) divide (thing) into shares, distribute out, assign (thing to person) as share, give dowry to. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  37. A part, a subdivision, or section Appleton's medical dictionary.
  38. n. [Latin] A part of any thing separated from it ;-a part, though not actually divided, but considered by itself ;-a part assigned ; an allotment ;-the part of an estate given to a child or heir, or descending to him by law ;--a wife's fortune. Cabinet Dictionary

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