Definition of "portion" []

  • A section or quantity within a larger thing; a part of a whole. (noun)
  • A part separated from a whole. (noun)
  • A part that is allotted to a person or group, as: (noun)
  • A helping of food. (noun)
  • The part of an estate received by an heir. (noun)
  • A part of a whole; fraction (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A part allotted or belonging to a person or group (noun)
  • An amount of food served to one person; helping (noun)
  • A share of property, esp one coming to a child from the estate of his parents (noun)
  • The property given by a woman to her husband at marriage; dowry (noun)
  • A person's lot or destiny (noun)
  • To divide up; share out (verb)
  • To give a share to (a person); assign or allocate (verb)
  • To give a dowry or portion to (a person); endow (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "portion" in a sentence
  • "So at the end of the day, the onus is on the buyers to decide whether they are comfortable with the term "portion of the proceeds," and whether they choose to bid on items that not only support charity, but benefit a celebrity's bank account even more."
  • "The main portion is he never spoke about or cared about Healthcare until he was running for president."
  • "Generally, the term portion has a lower commission rate."