something determined in relation to something that includes it
he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself|I read a portion of the manuscript|the smaller component is hard to reach|the animal constituent of plankton
something less than the whole of a human artifact
the rear part of the house|glue the two parts together
Synonym: part
the allotment of some amount by dividing something
death gets more than its share of attention from theologians
Synonym: parcel, share
assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
he wanted his share in cash
Synonym: part, percentage, share
your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
whatever my fortune may be|deserved a better fate|has a happy lot|the luck of the Irish|a victim of circumstances|success that was her portion
money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
Synonym: dowry, dowery, dower
an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal
the helpings were all small|his portion was larger than hers|there's enough for two servings each
Synonym: helping, serving
give out
We were assigned new uniforms
Synonym: allot, assign