May 06, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
portion /ˈpoɚʃən/ noun
portion
/ˈpoɚʃən/
noun

plural portions

A generous portion of spaghetti and meatballs
A generous portion of spaghetti and meatballs
Learner's definition of PORTION

[count]

1 : a part of a larger amount, area, etc.

  • A portion of the donations will be given to the orphanage.

  • Portions of land were used for farming.

  • A considerable/significant portion of the city was flooded.

2 : a part of something that is shared with other people — usually singular

  • A portion of the blame belongs to you.

  • He took on a large portion of the work.

3 : the amount of food that is served to a person at one time

  • The restaurant gives large/generous portions.

  • I'll just have a small portion [=serving] of meat.

  • She divided the pie into six equal portions.

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