- 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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM rationun·ra·tioned, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for ration
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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.
All I could do for them was to give them my ration of soft bread.A History of the Army Experience of William A. Canfield|William A. Canfield
Ration party is no pleasant job; as Tommy terms it, it is "one of the rottenest ever."Private Peat|Harold R. Peat
Are graham and entire wheat breads necessary in a ration as a source of mineral elements?Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value|Harry Snyder
A days ration of wood was about the size of an ordinary stick of oven-wood.Opium Eating|Anonymous
The ration given to these people is so small that it can only be endured in times of great stress.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898|E. H. Blair
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