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    portion - Dictionary definition and meaning for word portion

    Definition
    (noun) something determined in relation to something that includes it
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) something less than the whole of a human artifact
    Synonyms : part
    Example Sentence
    • the rear part of the house
    • glue the two parts together
    Definition
    (noun) the allotment of some amount by dividing something
    Synonyms : parcel , share
    Example Sentence
    • death gets more than its share of attention from theologians
    Definition
    (noun) assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
    Synonyms : part , percentage , share
    Example Sentence
    • he wanted his share in cash
    Definition
    (noun) your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
    Synonyms : circumstances , destiny , fate , fortune , lot , luck
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
    Synonyms : dower , dowery , dowry
    Definition
    (noun) an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal
    Synonyms : helping , serving
    Example Sentence
    • the helpings were all small
    • his portion was larger than hers
    • there's enough for two servings each
    Definition
    (verb) give out
    Synonyms : allot , assign
    Example Sentence
    • We were assigned new uniforms
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