- 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
How to use ration in a sentence
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
At one point, she wrote, she lived on tiny squares of chocolate and self-rationed corn flakes.Isabelle Caro: Anorexic Model Dies, Her Mother Commits Suicide. How Should the Fashion Industry Respond?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|February 7, 2011|DAILY BEAST
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
Food was strictly rationed and curfews deadened the late nights.
Recently she made headlines by attacking a provision in Obama's stimulus plan that she said would lead to rationed health care.
During the 1930s and up until the end of World War II, many families subsisted on bread and very little meat (sometimes rationed).
Rasyunan ang túbig sa tinghuwaw, Water is rationed during droughts.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff
When his carefully rationed sleep periods eventually came around, he was more than ready for them, and slept like a log.Gone Fishing|James H. Schmitz
After an exciting and tiring day we reach a village and having seen the crews rationed, pitch our tents.A Journal of a Tour in the Congo Free State|Marcus Dorman
Well, she's rationed us—that's one good thing—and father really doesn't guess!
Luckily he cared nothing at all about food—though he refused to be rationed by a despotic Government.
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