Definition of ration :
1. A fixed daily allowance of provisions assigned to a soldier in the army, or a sailor in the navy, for his subsistence.
2. Hence, a certain portion or fixed amount dealt out; an allowance; an allotment.
3. To supply with rations, as a regiment.
bowl, contain, collect, ration out, bed, crumb, redistribute, cake, bite, consumption, curb, c., determine, control, parcel out, divvy, bowlful, confine, double up, regulate, limit, cure, restrict, can, switch off, pool, batch, keep down
amount (part of speech: noun)
allotment (part of speech: noun)
give (part of speech: verb)
donate, grant, fund, lend, disburse, bestow, impart, contribute, consign, send, endow, dole, award, offer, serve, shower, expend, lavish, ascribe, extend, assist, pledge, pay, present, provide, furnish, render, deliver, supply, submit, bequeath, devote, help, tender, attribute
portion (part of speech: noun)
allot (part of speech: verb)
- They had just brought us a ration of soup with a little bit of meat that was all covered with white frost. - "The New Book Of Martyrs", Georges Duhamel.
- All the representations of the ship's doctor with a view of increasing for the time being the quantity of water supplied, and diminishing the ration when cooler latitudes were reached, were useless." - "Terre Napoleon A history of French explorations and projects in Australia", Ernest Scott.
- Our journey up the Darling had been of greater length than I had anticipated, and it appeared to me that I could not do better than reduce the ration of flour at this early stage of the expedition to provide the more certainly for the future. - "Expedition into Central Australia", Charles Sturt.