portion

[ pawr-shuhn, pohr- ]
/ ˈpɔr ʃən, ˈpoʊr- /

noun

verb (used with object)

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Origin of portion

1250–1300; Middle English porcion < Old French < Latin portiōn- (stem of portiō) share, part, akin to pars part

SYNONYMS FOR portion

1 section, segment. See part.
2 ration.
3 allotment, quota, lot, dividend.
4 inheritance.
5 fortune, lot, destiny, doom.
7 allot, apportion.
8 endow.

ANTONYMS FOR portion

OTHER WORDS FROM portion

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH portion

portion potion
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British Dictionary definitions for portioning

portion
/ (ˈpɔːʃən) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived forms of portion

portionless, adjective

Word Origin for portion

C13: via Old French from Latin portiō portion, allocation; related to pars part
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