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Definition of Portion

Portion

  1. That which is divided off or separated, as a part from a whole; a separated part of anything.
  2. A part considered by itself, though not actually cut off or separated from the whole.
  3. A part assigned; allotment; share; fate.
  4. The part of an estate given to a child or heir, or descending to him by law, and distributed to him in the settlement of the estate; an inheritance.
  5. A wife's fortune; a dowry.
  6. To separate or divide into portions or shares; to parcel; to distribute.
  7. To endow with a portion or inheritance.

Portion Quotations

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
Robert Kennedy

We can make a commitment to promote vegetables and fruits and whole grains on every part of every menu. We can make portion sizes smaller and emphasize quality over quantity. And we can help create a culture - imagine this - where our kids ask for healthy options instead of resisting them.
Michelle Obama

If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
Socrates

To one who loves his country in all its parts, it is natural to rejoice in whatever contributes to the prosperity and honor and marks the stability and progress of any portion of its people.
Jefferson Davis

When the government violates the people's rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensible of duties.
Marquis de Lafayette
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Portion Translations

portion in German is zuteilen
portion in Italian is pezzo, porzione
portion in Swedish is dela, del, portion
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