verb (used with object)
Origin of portion
Synonyms for portion
Antonyms for portion
Examples from the Web for unportioned
Historical Examples of unportioned
- a share of property, esp one coming to a child from the estate of his parents
- the property given by a woman to her husband at marriage; dowry
Word Origin for portion
early 14c., "allotted part, share," from Old French porcion "part, portion" (12c., Modern French portion) and directly from Latin portionem (nominative portio) "share, part," accusative of the noun in the phrase pro portione "according to the relation (of parts to each other)" (see proportion). From late 14c. in general sense of "section into which something is divided."
"to divide in portions," early 14c., from Old French porcioner "share out, divide in portions," from porcion (see portion (n.)). Related: Portioned; portioning.