English noun: portion
|1.||portion something determined in relation to something that includes it|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||component, component part, constituent, part|
|Narrower (hyponym)||balance, base, basis, butt, detail, item, item, language unit, linguistic unit, member, particular, point, remainder, residual, residue, residuum, rest, subpart, substance, unit|
|Part meronym||meronymy, part to whole relation|
|2.||portion (artifact) something less than the whole of a human artifact|
|Samples||The rear part of the house.|
Glue the two parts together.
|Broader (hypernym)||object, physical object|
|Narrower (hyponym)||appendage, backbone, bit, bottleneck, bulb, butt, component, constituent, cutout, element, foible, fore edge, foredge, forte, fraction, heel, hub, jetsam, limb, neck, peen, piece, pressing, seat, section, segment, shank, spine, stub, toe, turnout, upstage, upstairs, waist, widening, wreckage|
|Part meronym||unit, whole|
|3.||portion (act) the allotment of some amount by dividing something|
|Samples||Death gets more than its share of attention from theologians.|
|Broader (hypernym)||allocation, allotment, apportioning, apportionment, assignation, parceling, parcelling|
|4.||portion (possession) assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group|
|Samples||He wanted his share in cash.|
|Synonyms||part, percentage, share|
|Narrower (hyponym)||allocation, allotment, allowance, cut, dispensation, dole, interest, piece, profit sharing, ration, slice, split, stake, tranche, way|
|Part meronym||earnings, lucre, net, net income, net profit, profit, profits|
|5.||portion (state) your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||circumstances, destiny, fate, fortune, lot, luck|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bad luck, failure, good fortune, good luck, ill luck, luckiness, misfortune, providence, tough luck|
|6.||portion (possession) money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage|
|Synonyms||dower, dowery, dowry|
|7.||portion (food) an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal|
|Samples||The helpings were all small.|
His portion was larger than hers.
There's enough for two servings each.
|Broader (hypernym)||small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity|
|Narrower (hyponym)||breast, drink, drumstick, libation, medallion, oyster, parson's nose, piece, pope's nose, round, round of drinks, second joint, slice, thigh, white meat, wing|
|Part holonym||mouthful, taste|
|Part meronym||meal, repast|
English verb: portion
|1.||portion (possession) give out|
|Samples||We were assigned new uniforms.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody something.|
Somebody ----s something to somebody
|Broader (hypernym)||administer, allot, deal, deal out, dish out, dispense, distribute, dole out, lot, mete out, parcel out, shell out|
|Narrower (hyponym)||allocate, allow, apportion, appropriate, earmark, reserve, set aside|