Synonyms for portion

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : pawr-shuhn, pohr-
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpɔr ʃən, ˈpoʊr-

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Définition of portion

Origin :
  • 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."
  • noun share, cut, ration
  • noun fate, destiny
  • verb divide into pieces
Example sentences :
  • It is only right that I should employ a portion in His service.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • The hymn, the portion of Scripture, and the prayer of Brother Buster.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • It would be a solecism in language to say that any portion of these is not included in the whole.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • The scenery in this portion of the river is highly exciting.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • It has been our good luck to recover a portion of that history.
  • Extract from : « Other Tales and Sketches » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • A steady hand and a true eye, boys; so let two quarts be a bowman's portion.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • But Howkawanda gave the greater part of his portion to his maiden.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Book » by Mary Austin
  • The cut shows the filter provided with a portion of its bags and frames.
  • Extract from : « Scientific American Supplement, No. 447, July 26, 1884 » by Various
  • After pressing it upon him, he at length took a portion of it.
  • Extract from : « Ridgeway » by Scian Dubh
  • As he made his way forward, he reaped a portion of the Devil's promised fame.
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various

Antonyms for portion

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