A fixed daily allowance of provisions assigned to a soldier in the army, or a sailor in the navy, for his subsistence.
- A fixed portion, especially an amount of food allotted to persons in military service or to civilians in times of scarcity.
- Food issued or available to members of a group.
- To supply with rations.
- To distribute as rations: rationed out flour and sugar. See Synonyms at distribute.
- To restrict to limited allotments, as during wartime.