- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
PORTION, noun [Latin portio, from partio, to divide, from pars, part. See Part.]
1. In general, a part of any thing separated from it. Hence,
2. A part, though not actually divided, but considered by itself.
These are parts of his ways, but how little a portion is heard of him. Job 26:14.
3. A part assigned; an allotment; a dividend.
A portion to your share would fall.
The priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh. Genesis 47:22.
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.
5. A wife's fortune.
PORTION, verb transitive To divide; to parcel; to allot a share or shares.
And portion to his tribes the wide domain.
1. To endow.
Him portion'd maids, apprentic'd orphans blest.
PORTIONED, participle passive Divided into shares or parts.
1. Endowed; furnished with a portion.
PORTIONER, noun One who divides or assigns in shares.
PORTIONING, participle present tense Dividing; endowing.
PORTIONIST, noun One who has a certain academical allowance or portion.
1. The incumbent of a benefice which has more rectors or vicars than one.