One of the parts into which something is divided
A part severed from a whole
That which is allotted
An individual quantity of food
A right or legal share in something
That which is inevitably destined
To give out in portions or shares.
I have noticed that a portion of Walden which in the state of water was green will often, when frozen, appear from the same point of view blue.
Another portion he gave to an old servant who waited upon his grandfather.
So he gave one portion to the king's officer who had taught him to ride.
The lower districts are hot and often unhealthy in the summer, while the climate of the mountainous portion of the island is less oppressive, and would be still cooler if it possessed more forest.
Jenn squatted to find the servants' portion of the records.