verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for portioning
You can do everything from portioning steaks to a basil chiffonade with it.
Childhood does not understand how artificial the portioning of time is; the New Year affects us even when we recognise the fact.A Tramp's Notebook|Morley Roberts
A correct way of portioning out the time to be allowed for each couple of strings is shown in Ex.Chats to 'Cello Students|Arthur Broadley
She held a half-burned paper in her hand; Dr. Jallup stood near the bed, portioning out some calomel and quinine.Birthright|T.S. Stribling
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|Anthony Trollope
Bequests for the portioning of poor girls and virtuous servant-maids are, indeed, not at all uncommon.
British Dictionary definitions for portioning
- 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