Webster 1913 Edition
[F., from L.
portio, akin to
partis, a part. See
That which is divided off or separated, as a part from a whole; a separated part of anything.
A part considered by itself, though not actually cut off or separated from the whole.
These are parts of his ways; but how little a
portionis heard of him!
Job xxvi. 14.
Portionsand parcels of the dreadful past.
A part assigned; allotment; share; fate.
The lord of that servant . . . will appoint him his
portionwith the unbelievers.
Luke xii. 46.
portionis to die and rise again.
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.
Give me the
portionof goods that falleth to me.
Luke xv. 12.
A wife's fortune; a dowry.
Syn. – Division; share; parcel; quantity; allotment; dividend.–
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To separate or divide into portions or shares; to parcel; to distribute.
portionto his tribes the wide domain.
To endow with a portion or inheritance.
portionedmaids, apprenticed orphans, blest.
Webster 1828 Edition
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.
3.A part assigned; an allotment; a dividend.
A portion to your share would fall.
The priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh. Gen.47.
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.
And portion to his tribes the wide domain.
Him portion'd maids, apprentic'd orphans blest.