- 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.
verb (used with object)
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Origin of ration
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OTHER WORDS FROM rationun·ra·tioned, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for ration
States have made attempts to replace those meals by sending rations or cash to families, albeit with varying degrees of success.Schools in India have been closed since March. The costs to children are mounting.|Parth M.N., Joanna Slater, Niha Masih|December 30, 2020|Washington Post
So there’s the history of these really tightly controlled agricultural policies, as well as rations on food purchases, that continues into the early 1980s.“He put QR-coded wristbands on each of the chickens”|Katie McLean|December 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The World Food Program, for all its plaudits, needs to be part of that kind of answer—not just an org chart plugging hungry mouths with emergency rations, but a force that helps rebalance this off-kilter system.
You don’t have to rely on weird survival rations to make it through tough times.How to stock your pantry to endure a long, uncertain winter|By Tim MacWelch/Outdoor Life|November 9, 2020|Popular Science
If rationed carefully and traveling at maximum speed, I might even cover a good amount of nearby land.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks|Max Brooks|January 14, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Recently she made headlines by attacking a provision in Obama's stimulus plan that she said would lead to rationed health care.
From these, each precious drop of water was rationed upwards to meet the increasing needs of the people.The Thirst Quenchers|Rick Raphael
It is your breakfast, as much as mine; for I have shipped you on the books this morning, and of course you will be rationed.With Kitchener in the Soudan|G. A. Henty
To keep it from losing its effectiveness, Calhoun rationed himself on music, as on other things.Pariah Planet|Murray Leinster
Peters was as good as his word—and that night he, with over twenty men, well-armed and rationed, started on their quest.In the Whirl of the Rising|Bertram Mitford
The rebel loss was much greater in the aggregate, as we captured and sent North to be rationed there over 6,100 prisoners.The Colored Regulars in the United States Army|T. G. Steward
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