Synonyms of portion
1 partDictionary • I have spent a large portion of my life here.
part • A large part of his earnings went on repaying the bank loan.
bit • a bit of cake
piece • Another piece of cake?
section • a geological section of a rock
scrap • a fire fuelled by scraps of wood
segment • the poorer segments of society
fragment • She read everything, digesting every fragment of news.
fraction • You will find only a fraction of the collection on display.
chunk • Cut the melon into chunks.
wedge • a wedge of cheese
hunk • a thick hunk of bread
morsel • a delicious little morsel of meat
2 helpingDictionary • fish and chips at about £2.70 a portion
helping • extra helpings of ice-cream
serving • Each serving contains 240 calories.
piece • They got a small piece of the net profits.
3 shareDictionary • his portion of the inheritance
share • I have had more than my share of adventures.
division • Each was divided into several divisions.
allowance • He lives on an allowance of £70 a week.
lot • The receivers are keen to sell the stores as one lot.
measure • The colonies were claiming a larger measure of self-government.
quantity • a vast quantity of food
quota • The quota of four tickets per person had been reduced to two.
ration • The meat ration was down to one pound per person per week.
allocation • During rationing we had a sugar allocation.
allotment • His meagre allotment of gas had to be saved for emergencies.
PHRASAL VERB:▷ portion something out
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allocationAn allocation is an amount of something, especially money, that is given to a particular person or used for a particular purpose.
• During rationing we had a sugar allocation.
allotmentAn allotment of something is a share or amount of it that is given to someone.
• His meagre allotment of gas had to be saved for emergencies.
allowanceAn allowance is money that is given to someone, usually on a regular basis, in order to help them pay for the things that they need.
• He lives on an allowance of £70 a week.
Thesaurus for portion from the Collins English Thesaurus
a part of a whole; fraction
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