Origin of proportioned
verb (used with object)
Origin of proportion
Synonyms for proportion
Related Words for proportionedcurvaceous, rounded, elegant, comely, graceful, pleasing, consolidate, incorporate, organize, unify, conform, assimilate, join, desegregate, fuse, unite, accommodate, harmonize, mesh, combine
Examples from the Web for proportioned
Historical Examples of proportioned
The permanence of industry in any state must be proportioned to the certainty of its reward.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
If one appears wise 'tis but because his folly is proportioned to his age and fortune.Reflections
Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
Any object may be proportioned out (literally, measured) in a similar way.Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
If the dumplins are small, three quarters of an hour will boil them; if large, the time must be proportioned to their size.
As this is an astringent, the doses must be proportioned accordingly, and the mixture is wholesome only while it remains sweet.
Word Origin for proportion
late 14c., "due relation of one part to another," also "size, extent; compartative relation in size, degree, number, etc.," from Old French proporcion "measure, proportion" (13c.), from Latin proportionem (nominative proportio) "comparative relation, analogy," from phrase pro portione "according to the relation" (of parts to each other), from pro "for" (see pro-) + ablative of *partio "division," related to pars (see part (n.)). Phrase out of proportion attested by 1670s.
My fortunes [are] as ill proportioned as your legs. [John Marston, "Antonio and Mellida," 1602]
"to adjust or regulate the proportions of," late 14c., from proportion (n.) and in part from Middle French proporcioner and directly from Medieval Latin proportionare. Related: Proportioned; proportioning.
see out of proportion.