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proportion

English

Noun

  • (lb) A quantity of something that is part of the whole amount or number.
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  • *:“I don't mean all of your friends—only a small proportion —which, however, connects your circle with that deadly, idle, brainless bunch—the insolent chatterers at the opera, the gorged dowagers, the worn-out, passionless men, the enervated matrons of the summer capital,!”
  • (lb) Harmonious relation of parts to each other or to the whole.
  • (lb) Proper or equal share.
  • *(Jeremy Taylor) (1613–1677)
  • *:Let the womendo the same things in their proportions and capacities.
  • The relation of one part to another or to the whole with respect to magnitude, quantity, or degree.
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  • *(Lancelot Ridley) (ca.1500-1576)
  • *:The image of Christ, made after his own proportion .
  • *Sir (Walter Scott) (1771-1832)
  • *:Formed in the best proportions of her sex.
  • * (1800-1859)
  • *:Documents are authentic and facts are true precisely in proportion to the support which they afford to his theory.
  • A statement of equality between two ratios.
  • Size.
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    Derived terms

    * in proportion * proportional * proportionally * proportionate * proportioner

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (arts) To set or render in proportion.
  • niagara

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A river (the Niagara River) which flows from Lake Erie, over Niagara Falls into Lake Ontario; the geographical region of the United States and Canada in proximity to this river.
  • A town in New York state.
  • A city in Wisconsin
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (figuratively) A flood, torrent, or outpouring, especially one of massive proportions.
  • *1896 , , The Wheels of Chance , ch. 37:
  • *:"We're gaining," said Mr. Hoopdriver, with a little Niagara of perspiration dropping from brow to cheek.
  • *1909 , (Ralph Henry Barbour), The Half-Back , ch. 23:
  • *:It was useless to try and drown that Niagara of sound.
  • A Niagara grape.
  • * 1950 , Peter John Valaer, Wines of the world :
  • The basic material for sherry is a mixture or a blend of dry wines from Niagaras , Delawares, and Catawbas or other white juices, which are sweetened and fortified and then blended with California sherry.
  • * 2004 , Dan Lynch, Hustlers, heroes and hooligans: reporting on the New York experience :
  • During the past 25 years, New York wineries have moved away from Niagaras and Delawares and begun producing world-class wines from European grapes and specially cultured hybrids and varietals.

    Synonyms

    * deluge

    See also

    * Niagara River * Niagara Falls * Niagara grape

    References