That which is divided off or separated, as a part from a whole; a separated part of anything.
- A section or quantity within a larger thing; a part of a whole.
- A part separated from a whole.
- A part that is allotted to a person or group, as:
- A helping of food.
- The part of an estate received by an heir.
- A woman's dowry.
- A person's lot or fate.
- To divide into parts or shares for distribution; parcel.
- To provide with a share, inheritance, or dowry.