Pro*por"tion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Proportioned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Proportioning.] [Cf. F. proportionner. Cf. Proportionate, v.] 1. To adjust in a suitable proportion, as one thing or one part to another; as, to proportion the size of a building to its height; to proportion our expenditures to our income.
In the loss of an object we do not proportion our grief to the real value . . . but to the value our fancies set upon it.Addison.
2. To form with symmetry or suitableness, as the parts of the body.
Nature had proportioned her without any fault.Sir P. Sidney.
3. To divide into equal or just shares; to apportion.
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