ration[ rash-uhn, rey-shuhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF ration
Synonyms for ration
- piece of action
Antonyms for ration
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RATION
My plan was to reduce each man's ration of flower from 7lbs.
When either of us found one in his ration it was divided between us.
A pint a day was his daily ration, the only nourishment he could digest.
There was but one-half of one day's ration of grain for the horses.
On the other hand, the dog's ration for many days is carried on the sled he hauls.
I told Bemmon—ration out fruits and vegetables to everybody.
Any ration in which this proportion is neglected is badly balanced.
Such a ration, since the seeds are grown at home, would be cheap enough.
Would a ration of corn meal and corn stover be a desirable ration?
It can advantageously be combined with other foods to form a part of the ration.
1550, "reasoning," later, "relation of one number to another" (1660s), then "fixed allowance of food" (1702, often rations, from French ration in this sense), from Latin rationem (nominative ratio) "a reckoning, calculation, proportion" (see ratio). The military pronunciation (rhymes with fashion) took over from the preferred civilian pronunciation (rhymes with nation) during World War I.