Synonyms of portion


1. part, portion, component part, component, constituent, relation

usage: 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"; "the animal constituent of plankton"

2. part, portion, object, physical object

usage: something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"

3. parcel, portion, share, allotment, apportionment, apportioning, allocation, parceling, parcelling, assignation

usage: the allotment of some amount by dividing something; "death gets more than its share of attention from theologians"

4. share, portion, part, percentage, assets

usage: assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"

5. fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portion, condition

usage: 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"

6. dowry, dowery, dower, portion, gift

usage: money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage

7. helping, portion, serving, small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount

usage: 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"


1. assign, allot, portion, distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out

usage: give out; "We were assigned new uniforms"

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