verb (used with object)
Origin of portion
Synonyms for portion
Antonyms for portion
Related Words for portioningserving, lot, fragment, chunk, excerpt, allocation, part, fraction, piece, segment, section, quantity, shot, taste, morsel, measure, quantum, extract, moiety, apportionment
Examples from the Web for portioning
Contemporary Examples of portioning
You can do everything from portioning steaks to a basil chiffonade with it.The Perfect Use for Deadly Weapons
July 21, 2009
Historical Examples of portioning
He contented himself with portioning out their bread and water.The Fortune of the Rougons
A correct way of portioning out the time to be allowed for each couple of strings is shown in Ex.Chats to 'Cello Students
Five hundred pounds is not a great deal for portioning off a girl when that is to be the last that she is ever to have.Mr. Scarborough's Family
Portioning off the estates into divisions of equal size is a system to be much recommended.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom
P. L. Simmonds
Fancy tigers dividing a carcase, and portioning each his fair lot!
- a share of property, esp one coming to a child from the estate of his parents
- the property given by a woman to her husband at marriage; dowry
Word Origin for portion
early 14c., "allotted part, share," from Old French porcion "part, portion" (12c., Modern French portion) and directly from Latin portionem (nominative portio) "share, part," accusative of the noun in the phrase pro portione "according to the relation (of parts to each other)" (see proportion). From late 14c. in general sense of "section into which something is divided."
"to divide in portions," early 14c., from Old French porcioner "share out, divide in portions," from porcion (see portion (n.)). Related: Portioned; portioning.