Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun portion

7 senses of portion

Sense 1
part, portion, component part, component, constituent -- (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")
       => relation -- (an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together)

Sense 2
part, portion -- (something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together")
       => object, physical object -- (a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects")

Sense 3
parcel, portion, share -- (the allotment of some amount by dividing something; "death gets more than its share of attention from theologians")
       => allotment, apportionment, apportioning, allocation, parceling, parcelling, assignation -- (the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan; "the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state")

Sense 4
share, portion, part, percentage -- (assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash")
       => assets -- (anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company)

Sense 5
fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portion -- (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")
       => condition -- (a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing; "the human condition")

Sense 6
dowry, dowery, dower, portion -- (money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage)
       => gift -- (something acquired without compensation)

Sense 7
helping, portion, serving -- (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")
       => small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount -- (an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb portion

1 sense of portion

Sense 1
assign, allot, portion -- (give out; "We were assigned new uniforms")
       => distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out -- (administer or bestow, as in small portions; "administer critical remarks to everyone present"; "dole out some money"; "shell out pocket money for the children"; "deal a blow to someone"; "the machine dispenses soft drinks")

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