Definitions for: Ration


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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
subsistence.

Note: Officers have several rations, the number varying
according to their rank or the number of their
attendants.

2. Hence, a certain portion or fixed amount dealt out; an
allowance; an allotment.


Ra"tion, v. t.
To supply with rations, as a regiment.

Synonyms: ration out

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

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