Meaning of portion
Pronunciation: (pôr'shun, pōr'-), [key]
- a part of any whole, either separated from or integrated with it: I read a portion of the manuscript.
- an amount of food served for one person; serving; helping: He took a large portion of spinach.
- the part of a whole allotted to or belonging to a person or group; share.
- the part of an estate that goes to an heir or a next of kin.
- something that is allotted to a person by God or fate.
- (esp. formerly) the money, goods, or estate that a woman brings to her husband at marriage; dowry.
- to divide into or distribute in portions or shares (often fol. by out).
- to furnish with a portion, as with an inheritance or a dowry: All of his children have been amply portioned.
- to provide with a lot or fate: She was portioned with sorrow throughout her life.
- portion (Thesaurus)