**Proportion: English to English** |

**Proportion** *(n.)* A part considered comparatively; a share. |

**Proportion** *(n.)* Harmonic relation between parts, or between different things of the same kind; symmetrical arrangement or adjustment; symmetry; as, to be out of proportion. |

**Proportion** *(n.)* The equality or similarity of ratios, especially of geometrical ratios; or a relation among quantities such that the quotient of the first divided by the second is equal to that of the third divided by the fourth; -- called also geometrical proportion, in |

**Proportion** *(n.)* The portion one receives when a whole is distributed by a rule or principle; equal or proper share; lot. |

**Proportion** *(n.)* The relation or adaptation of one portion to another, or to the whole, as respect magnitude, quantity, or degree; comparative relation; ratio; as, the proportion of the parts of a building, or of the body. |

**Proportion** *(n.)* The rule of three, in arithmetic, in which the three given terms, together with the one sought, are proportional. |

**Proportion** *(v.)* 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. |

**Proportion** *(v.)* To divide into equal or just shares; to apportion. |

**Proportion** *(v.)* To form with symmetry or suitableness, as the parts of the body. |