Some articles on portion, portions:
... At the feast he promised the "champion's portion" to Cú Chulainn, then to Conall Cernach, then to Lóegaire Búadach, and the three heroes proceeded to compete for the honour ... Only Cú Chulainn passed this test, and was judged worthy of the champion's portion ... (Two motifs in this story, the champion's portion and the beheading challenge, are mentioned by the Greek writer Posidonius as practices of the ancient Celts ...
... northern portion of Essex County and the northeastern portion of Middlesex County 49 Holy Trinity Parish, Lowell Merrimack College 3 (TBD) Saints Memorial Medical Center, Holy Family Hospital 4 North Peter ... Medical Center 3 West Walter James Edyvean southern portion of Middlesex County and the western portion of Norfolk County 67 Regis College 11 ... Norwood Hospital 7 ...
... provides shade or other shelter Canopy (biology), aboveground portion of plant community or crop (including forests) Canopy (grape), aboveground portion of grapevine Canopy, a Cloud Services joint venture of Atos ... investment firm Canopy (parachute), cloth and suspension line portion of parachute Chuppah, canopy used in Jewish wedding ceremonies Honda Canopy, three-wheeled automobile from Honda ...
... Douglas MacArthur Highway and is located at the mid-southwestern portion of Bulacan ... by the municipalities of Balagtas and a portion of the municipality of Santa Maria by the municipalities of Marilao and Obando on the south a larger ...
... part of the under surface of the cuboid bone, from the contiguous portion of the third cuneiform, and from the prolongation of the tendon of the Tibialis posterior which is attached to that bone ... It divides in front into two portions, which are inserted into the medial and lateral sides of the base of the first phalanx of the great toe, a sesamoid bone being present in each tendon at its insertion ... The medial portion is blended with the Abductor hallucis previous to its insertion the lateral portion with the Adductor hallucis the tendon of the Flexor hallucis longus lies in a groove between them the ...
More definitions of "portion":
- (noun): Assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group.
Synonyms: share, part, percentage
- (noun): Your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you).
Example: "Success that was her portion"
Synonyms: fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances
- (noun): Something determined in relation to something that includes it.
Example: "I read a portion of the manuscript"
Synonyms: part, component part, component
- (noun): An individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal.
Example: "His portion was larger than hers"
Synonyms: helping, serving
- (noun): Something less than the whole of a human artifact.
Famous quotes containing the word portion:
“The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.”
—Nathaniel Hawthorne (18041864)
“His genius does not soar like Miltons, but is genial and familiar. It shows great tenderness and delicacy, but not the heroic sentiment. It is only a greater portion of humanity with all its weakness.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Our ego ideal is precious to us because it repairs a loss of our earlier childhood, the loss of our image of self as perfect and whole, the loss of a major portion of our infantile, limitless, aint-I-wonderful narcissism which we had to give up in the face of compelling reality. Modified and reshaped into ethical goals and moral standards and a vision of what at our finest we might be, our dream of perfection lives onour lost narcissism lives onin our ego ideal.”
—Judith Viorst (20th century)