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portion

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of portion

  1. 1 a state or end that seemingly has been decided beforehand he had always just assumed that lifelong bachelorhood would be his portion Synonyms of portion circumstance, destiny, doom, fortune, kismet, lot, fateWords Related to portion accident, casualty [archaic], chance, hap, happenchance, happenstance, hazard, luck; predestination; aftereffect, aftermath, conclusion, consequence, development, effect, fruit, issue, outcome, outgrowth, result, resultant, sequel, sequence, upshot

  2. 2 one of the pieces from which something is designed to be assembled equal portions of the students' day are devoted to study, recreation, and sleep Synonyms of portion member, partition, part, section, segmentWords Related to portion component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient, moiety, parcel; cut, length; bit, fragment, particle, scrapNear Antonyms of portion whole; aggregate, composite, compound, sum, total, totality

  3. 3 something belonging to, due to, or contributed by an individual member of a group each camper gets an equal portion of the food Synonyms of portion allotment, allowance, cut, end, part, piece, share, proportion, quota, slice, takeWords Related to portion lot, ration; commission, percentage; member, partition, section, segmentNear Antonyms of portion aggregate, composite, compound, pool, sum, total, totality; whole

Synonym Discussion of portion

part, portion, piece, member, division, section, segment, fragment mean something less than the whole. part is a general term appropriate when indefiniteness is required.
    • they ran only part of the way
portion implies an assigned or allotted part.
    • cut the pie into six portions
piece applies to a separate or detached part of a whole.
    • a puzzle with 500 pieces
member suggests one of the functional units composing a body.
    • a structural member
division applies to a large or diversified part.
    • the manufacturing division of the company
section applies to a relatively small or uniform part.
    • the entertainment section of the newspaper
segment applies to a part separated or marked out by or as if by natural lines of cleavage.
    • the retired segment of the population
fragment applies to a part produced by or as if by breaking off.
    • only a fragment of the play still exists

portion

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of portion

  1. to give out (something) to appropriate individuals portioned out the medical supplies equally Synonyms of portion allocate, apportion, deal (out), dispense, distribute, dole out, hand out, mete (out), parcel (out), administer, prorateWords Related to portion admeasure, allot, allow, appropriate, assign, dish out, divide, divvy (up), dollop (out), lot, measure (out), part, proportion, ration, redistribute, set, share (out), split; bestow, disburse, furnish, issue, provide, share, supply; circulate, disperse, disseminate, scatter, spread; chip in, contribute, donate, pledge; reallocate, reapportionNear Antonyms of portion begrudge, decline, deny, deprive (of), disallow, refuse, reject, withhold; niggle (out), pinch, skimp, stintAntonyms of portion misallocate



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