HyperDic: portion

English > 8 senses of the word portion:
NOUNrelationportion, part, component part, component, constituentsomething determined in relation to something that includes it
artifactportion, partsomething less than the whole of a human artifact
actportion, parcel, sharethe allotment of some amount by dividing something
possessionportion, share, part, percentageassets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
stateportion, fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstancesyour overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens / happens to you)
possessionportion, dowry, dowery, dowermoney or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
foodportion, helping, servingan individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal
VERBpossessionportion, assign, allotgive out
portion > pronunciation
Soundspao'rshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > portion: 8 senses > noun 1, relation
MeaningSomething determined in relation to something that includes it.
Example "I read a portion of the manuscript"
Synonymspart, component part, component, constituent
Part ofmeronymy, part to whole relationThe semantic relation that holds between a part and the whole
Narrowerbasis, baseThe most important or necessary part of something
buttThe part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots
detail, particular, itemA small part that can be considered separately from the whole / whole
item, pointA distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list
language unit, linguistic unitOne of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed
memberAnything that belongs to a set or class
remainder, balance, residual, residue, residuum, restSomething left after other parts have been taken away
subpartA part of a part
substanceThe real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
unitAn individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole
BroaderrelationAn abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
Spanishcomponente, parte, porción
Catalancomponent, part
English > portion: 8 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningSomething less than the whole of a human artifact.
Synonympart
Part ofwhole, unitAn assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity
NarrowerappendageA part that is joined to something larger
bitThe part of a key that enters a lock and lifts the tumblers
bottleneckThe narrow part of a bottle near the top
bulbA rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end)
butt, stubThe small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)
component, constituent, elementAn artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up
cutoutA part that is cut out or is intended to be cut out
foibleThe weaker part of a sword's blade from the forte to the tip
fore edge, foredgeThe part of a book that faces inward when the book is shelved
forteThe stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible
fractionA small part or item forming a piece of a whole
heel(golf) the part of the clubhead where it joins the shaft
hubThe central part of a car wheel (or fan or propeller etc) through which the shaft or axle passes
jetsamThe part of a ship's equipment or cargo that is thrown overboard to lighten the load in a storm
limbEither of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip
neckA narrow part of an artifact that resembles a neck in position or form
peenThe part of a hammerhead opposite the flat striking surface (may have various shapes)
pieceA separate part of a whole
pressingA metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press
seatA part of a machine that supports or guides another part
section, segmentOne of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object
shank, waistThe narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole
spine, backboneThe part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved
toe(golf) the part of a clubhead farthest from the shaft
turnout, wideningA part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park
upstageThe rear part of the stage
upstairsThe part of a building above the ground floor
wreckageThe remaining parts of something that has been wrecked
Broaderobject, physical objectA tangible and visible entity
Spanishparte, porción
Catalanpart, porció
English > portion: 8 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe allotment of some amount by dividing something.
Synonymsparcel, share
Broaderallotment, apportionment, apportioning, allocation, parceling, parcelling, assignationThe act of distributing by allotting / allotting or apportioning
Spanishparte, porción, trozo
Catalanporció, tros
Verbsportiongive out
English > portion: 8 senses > noun 4, possession
Meaningassets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group.
Synonymsshare, part, percentage
Part ofnet income, net, net profit, lucre, profit, profits, earningsThe excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
Narrowerallotment, allocationA share set aside for a specific purpose
allowanceAn amount allowed or granted / granted (as during a given period)
cutA share of the profits / profits
dispensationA share that has been dispensed or distributed
doleA share of money or food or clothing that has been charitably given
interest, stake(law) a right or legal share of something
profit sharingA system in which employees receive a share of the net profits of the business
rationA fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity)
slice, pieceA share of something
splitA promised or claimed share of loot or money
trancheA portion of something (especially money)
wayA portion of something divided into shares
BroaderassetsAnything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company
Spanishparte, porcentaje
Catalanpart, percentatge
English > portion: 8 senses > noun 5, state
MeaningYour overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens / happens to you).
Example "success that was her portion"
Synonymsfortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances
Narrowerfailurelack of success
good fortune, luckiness, good luckAn auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes
misfortune, bad luck, tough luck, ill luckAn unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
providenceA manifestation of God's foresightful care for his creatures / creatures
BroaderconditionA mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing
Spanishcircunstancias, destino, fortuna, sino, suerte, ventura
Catalancircumstàncies, destí, fat, fortuna, sort, ventura
English > portion: 8 senses > noun 6, possession
Meaningmoney or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage.
Synonymsdowry, dowery, dower
BroadergiftSomething acquired without compensation
Spanishdote
Catalandot
English > portion: 8 senses > noun 7, food
MeaningAn individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal.
Example "his portion was larger than hers"
Synonymshelping, serving
Part ofmeal, repastThe food served and eaten at one time
Partstaste, mouthfulA small amount eaten or drunk
Narrowerbreast, white meatmeat carved from the breast of a fowl
drinkA single serving of a beverage
drumstickThe lower joint of the leg of a fowl
libationA serving (of wine) poured out in honor of a deity
medallionA circular helping of food (especially a boneless cut of meat)
oysterA small muscle on each side of the back of a fowl
parson's nose, pope's noseThe tail of a dressed fowl
piece, sliceA serving that has been cut from a larger portion
round, round of drinksA serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic)
second joint, thighThe upper joint of the leg of a fowl
wingThe wing of a fowl
Broadersmall indefinite quantity, small indefinite amountAn indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
Spanishporción, ración
Catalanració
English > portion: 8 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningGive out.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymsassign, allot
Narrowerallocate, apportionDistribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose
allow, appropriate, earmark, set aside, reserveGive or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
Broaderdistribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole outAdminister or bestow, as in small portions
Spanishadjudicar, asignar, destinar, repartir
Catalanadjudicar, assignar, destinar
Nounsportionthe allotment of some amount by dividing something

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