- provisions: Enough rations were brought along to feed all the marchers.
- Chiefly South Atlantic States. food or meals: The old hotel still has the best rations in town.
Origin of ration
synonym study for ration
OTHER WORDS FROM rationun·ra·tioned, adjective
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How to use ration in a sentence
The report notes only a third of respondents “were actively engaged in economic activity at the time of the study, a majority depended on the food rations distributed in the camp.”Report details anti-LGBTQ discrimination, violence in Kenya refugee camp|Michael K. Lavers|October 20, 2021|Washington Blade
Unable to feed themselves, they were dependent on rations promised under treaties with the US—rations that were frequently late or stolen.
When 48-year-old Milan Kumar Jha read about the Narendra Modi government’s “One Nation One Ration” scheme in a newspaper in February, he immediately rushed to the nearest government ration shop.
This is because, until recently, ration beneficiaries in India could only draw grain from the ration shop where they are registered, usually the one closest to their native homes.
In addition to field-tested recipes, the book contains advice on on how to pack and ration supplies, as well as nutrition tips for long-distance hiking.
And when word of that economic debacle spread, the government said it would ration imports of newsprint.Venezuela’s Audio Hoax Sees Chavez Speaking From the Grave|Mac Margolis|October 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This is the relevant passage: And who will suffer the most when they ration care?
That first couple of weeks, before any contact had been made, they survived on what was meant to be a two-day ration of food.
I had a pleasant little dinner last night on Ration Beef at the General's.
Our ration at this time consisted of raw corn-meal and sorghum molasses, without salt or any provision of utensils for cooking.
She brings breakfast of coffee without milk and an omelette, but we always have our ration of bacon as well.
The general served out a small ration of water and rum, every drop of which was precious.
All summer we have had three calves that came to the orchard fence twice a day to get their ration of skim milk and feeding flour.The Red Cow and Her Friends|Peter McArthur
British Dictionary definitions for ration
- a fixed allowance of food, provisions, etc, esp a statutory one for civilians in time of scarcity or soldiers in time of wara tea ration
- (as modifier)a ration book