Proportion

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.
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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.
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2. To form with symmetry or suitableness, as the parts of the body.
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Nature had proportioned her without any fault.
Sir P. Sidney.
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3. To divide into equal or just shares; to apportion.
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