Meaning of ration
Pronunciation: (rash'un, rā'shun), [key]
- a fixed allowance of provisions or food, esp. for soldiers or sailors or for civilians during a shortage: a daily ration of meat and bread.
- an allotted amount: They finally saved up enough gas rations for the trip.
- Enough rations were brought along to feed all the marchers.
- provisions:Enough rations were brought along to feed all the marchers.
- Chiefly South Atlantic States.food or meals:The old hotel still has the best rations in town.
- to supply, apportion, or distribute as rations (often fol. by out): to ration out food to an army.
- to supply or provide with rations: to ration an army with food.
- to restrict the consumption of (a commodity, food, etc.): to ration meat during war.
- to restrict the consumption of (a consumer): The civilian population was rationed while the war lasted.
- ration (Thesaurus)