Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If you portion something out, you give parts of it to different people. (noun) A portion is an amount of food for one person. (noun) A portion is a part of something.

Examples: (verb) They portioned out the water among the survivors. (verb) There is great inequality because the produce of the economy is not portioned out fairly. (noun) You should eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. (noun) A portion of his speech concerned the future of education. (noun) This portion of the city has the highest crime rate.

Synonyms: nouns: part, piece, fraction. serving. verbs: deal, allocate, share.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 9 D