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1    a part of a whole; fraction  
2    a part allotted or belonging to a person or group  
3    an amount of food served to one person; helping  
4      (Law)  
a    a share of property, esp. one coming to a child from the estate of his parents  
b    the property given by a woman to her husband at marriage; dowry  
5    a person's lot or destiny  
      vb   tr  
6    to divide up; share out  
7    to give a share to (a person); assign or allocate  
8      (Law)   to give a dowry or portion to (a person); endow  
     (C13: via Old French from Latin portio portion, allocation; related to pars part)  
  portionless      adj  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  



1    bit, fraction, fragment, morsel, part, piece, scrap, section, segment  
2    allocation, allotment, allowance, division, lot, measure, parcel, quantity, quota, ration, share  
3    helping, piece, serving  
4    cup, destiny, fate, fortune, lot, luck  
5    allocate, allot, apportion, assign, deal, distribute, divide, divvy up     (informal)   dole out, parcel out, partition, share out  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

See also:

potion, portico, Pôrto, positron

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