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  1. portion
  2. noun


    • 1. divide (something) into parts; share out:

      every month you send the agency a single payment that is portioned out to each of your creditors until your debts are paid off
    • 2. serve (food) in an amount suitable for one person:

      they portioned the meat perfectly eating meals that are portioned out properly will help you avoid binge eating earthy, fresh, and generously portioned food portioned, pre-packaged meals that are ready to cook out of the box
    • 3. separate (a part of something) from the whole:

      one end of the barn was portioned off for poultry
    • 4. give a dowry to (a bride):

      my parents will portion me most handsomely
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: portion, plural noun: portions

    • v.: verb: portion, 3rd person present: portions, gerund or present participle: portioning, past tense: portioned, past participle: portioned