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Meaning of RATION

Pronunciation:  'rashun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the food allowance for one day (especially for service personnel); "the rations should be nutritionally balanced"
  2. [n]  a fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity)
  3. [v]  distribute in rations, as in the army; "Cigarettes are rationed"
  4. [v]  restrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity, as during war; "Bread was rationed during the siege of the city"

RATION is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: ration out
 See Also: allocate, apportion, circumscribe, confine, fare, field ration, limit, part, percentage, portion, share



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ra"tion\, n. [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
    Note: Officers have several rations, the number varying
          according to their rank or the number of their
    2. Hence, a certain portion or fixed amount dealt out; an
       allowance; an allotment.
  2. \Ra"tion\, v. t.
    To supply with rations, as a regiment.