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Webster 1913 Edition


Ration

Ra′tion

(rā′shŭn or răsh′ŭn)
,
Noun.
[F., fr. L.
ratio
a reckoning, calculation, relation, reference, LL.
ratio
ration. See
Ratio
.]
1.
A fixed daily allowance of provisions assigned to a soldier in the army, or a sailor in the navy, for his subsistence.
☞ Officers have several rations, the number varying according to their rank or the number of their attendants.
2.
Hence, a certain portion or fixed amount dealt out; an allowance; an allotment.

Ra′tion

,
Verb.
T.
To supply with rations, as a regiment.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ration

RA'TION

,
Noun.
[L. ratio, proportion.]
A portion or fixed allowance of provisions, drink and forage, assigned to each soldier in an army for his daily subsistence and for the subsistence of horses. Officers have several rations according to their rank or number of attendants. Seamen in the navy also have rations of certain articles.

Definition 2022


Ration

Ration

See also: ration

German

Noun

Ration f (genitive Ration, plural Rationen)

  1. ration

Declension

Derived terms

  • eiserne Ration

ration

ration

See also: Ration

English

Noun

ration (plural rations)

  1. A portion designated to a person or group.

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Verb

ration (third-person singular simple present rations, present participle rationing, simple past and past participle rationed)

  1. (transitive) To supply with a ration; to limit (someone) to a specific allowance of something.
    We rationed ourselves to three sips of water a day until we were rescued.
  2. (transitive) To portion out (especially during a shortage of supply); to limit access to.
    By the third day on the raft, we had to ration our water.
  3. (transitive) To restrict (an activity etc.)
    Our present health care system is rationed only to those who can afford it because of unnecessary high cost, lack of insurance coverage by 47 million people, and exorbitant prescription prices.

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French

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin ratiōnem (accusative of ratiō). Compare the inherited raison.

Pronunciation

Noun

ration f (plural rations)

  1. ration

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