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RATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ration mean? 

RATION (noun)
  The noun RATION has 2 senses:

1. the food allowance for one day (especially for service personnel)
2. a fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity)

  Familiarity information: RATION used as a noun is rare.


RATION (verb)
  The verb RATION has 2 senses:

1. restrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity, as during war
2. distribute in rations, as in the army

  Familiarity information: RATION used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RATION (noun)


Sense 1ration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The food allowance for one day (especially for service personnel)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Context example:

the rations should be nutritionally balanced

Hypernyms ("ration" is a kind of...):

fare (the food and drink that are regularly consumed)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ration"):

field ration (rations issued for United States troops in the field)


Sense 2ration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("ration" is a kind of...):

part; percentage; portion; share (assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group)


RATION (verb)


Sense 1ration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Restrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity, as during war

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

Bread was rationed during the siege of the city

Hypernyms (to "ration" is one way to...):

circumscribe; confine; limit (restrict or confine,)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2ration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Distribute in rations, as in the army

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

ration out; ration

Context example:

Cigarettes are rationed

Hypernyms (to "ration" is one way to...):

allocate; apportion (distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


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