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1. portion

noun. ['ˈpɔrʃən'] something determined in relation to something that includes it.

Synonyms

  • remainder
  • balance
  • relation
  • item
  • meronymy
  • part
  • butt
  • particular
  • component part
  • rest
  • language unit
  • residual
  • residuum
  • base
  • residue
  • member
  • component
  • linguistic unit
  • part to whole relation
  • detail
  • substance
  • constituent
  • subpart
  • basis
  • unit

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • wholly
  • software
  • curve

Etymology

  • porcioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • porcion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Portion

  • antiabortion
  • extortion
  • distortion
  • contortion
  • abortion
  • torsion
  • forshan

Example sentences of the word portion


1. Noun, singular or mass
Look for a swelling or bump on the lower portion of the trunk.

Quotes containing the word portion


1. The best portion of a good man's life: his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love.
- William Wordsworth, Lyrical Ballads

2. Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger, portion of truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.
- Edgar Allan Poe, The Mystery of Marie Rogêt

3. My brother spent a large portion of the agonizingly slow drive to school banging his forehead on the stearing wheel.
- Michelle Hodkin, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

2. portion

noun. ['ˈpɔrʃən'] the allotment of some amount by dividing something.

Synonyms

  • parcelling
  • allotment
  • parceling
  • share
  • allocation
  • assignation
  • apportioning
  • parcel

Antonyms

  • multiply
  • approve
  • miss
  • ignite

Etymology

  • porcioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • porcion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. portion

noun. ['ˈpɔrʃən'] something less than the whole of a human artifact.

Synonyms

  • bottleneck
  • waist
  • fraction
  • object
  • stub
  • forte
  • fore edge
  • segment
  • appendage
  • piece
  • part
  • element
  • whole
  • limb
  • turnout
  • butt
  • backbone
  • foible
  • wreckage
  • toe
  • upstairs
  • physical object
  • hub
  • spine
  • cutout
  • bit
  • component
  • widening
  • section
  • constituent
  • jetsam
  • bulb
  • peen
  • neck
  • upstage
  • unit
  • pressing
  • heel
  • seat
  • shank

Antonyms

  • weak point
  • softness
  • piano
  • disassemble

Etymology

  • porcioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • porcion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. portion

noun. ['ˈpɔrʃən'] assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group.

Synonyms

  • dole
  • assets
  • allowance
  • net profit
  • allotment
  • slice
  • profit
  • piece
  • split
  • dispensation
  • percentage
  • part
  • net
  • share
  • allocation
  • profit sharing
  • net income
  • profits
  • stake
  • ration
  • interest
  • cut
  • tranche
  • way
  • lucre

Antonyms

  • connect
  • attach
  • stay
  • unify

Etymology

  • porcioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • porcion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. portion

noun. ['ˈpɔrʃən'] your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you).

Synonyms

  • fate
  • good fortune
  • providence
  • good luck
  • lot
  • condition
  • ill luck
  • bad luck
  • destiny
  • misfortune
  • fortune
  • circumstances
  • luckiness
  • tough luck
  • failure

Antonyms

  • bad luck
  • misfortune
  • good luck
  • success

Etymology

  • porcioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • porcion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. portion

noun. ['ˈpɔrʃən'] money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage.

Synonyms

  • dowery
  • dowry
  • dower

Antonyms

  • middle
  • end
  • misconception
  • beginning

Etymology

  • porcioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • porcion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. portion

noun. ['ˈpɔrʃən'] an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal.

Synonyms

  • helping
  • small indefinite amount
  • slice
  • oyster
  • meal
  • round
  • wing
  • serving
  • piece
  • taste
  • repast
  • parson's nose
  • second joint
  • pope's nose
  • drink
  • drumstick
  • breast
  • round of drinks
  • white meat
  • small indefinite quantity
  • mouthful
  • libation
  • medallion

Antonyms

  • black
  • white
  • break
  • outside

Etymology

  • porcioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • porcion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. portion

verb. ['ˈpɔrʃən'] give out.

Synonyms

  • assign
  • reserve
  • dole out
  • shell out
  • dish out
  • mete out
  • parcel out
  • deal
  • dispense
  • deal out
  • appropriate
  • administer
  • allocate
  • allot
  • earmark
  • distribute
  • lot
  • apportion
  • allow

Antonyms

  • artifact
  • incomplete
  • fractional
  • partly

Etymology

  • porcioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • porcion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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