Definitions for "Ration"
Keywords:  fed, feed, feedstuffs, regimen, hour
The amount of total feed fed to an animal over a 24-hour period.
Feed fed to an animal during a 24-hour period.
A ration may be fed as a complete ration - or it may be made up of grazing plus a balancing supplement.
Keywords:  army, subsistence, navy, crisis, sailor
A fixed daily allowance of provisions assigned to a soldier in the army, or a sailor in the navy, for his subsistence.
() a food allowance distributed equally over time
distribute in rations, as in the army; "Cigarettes are rationed"
Hence, a certain portion or fixed amount dealt out; an allowance; an allotment.
a fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity)
Keywords:  siege, scarce, bread, consumption, war
restrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity, as during war; "Bread was rationed during the siege of the city"
Keywords:  regiment, supply
To supply with rations, as a regiment.
the food allowance for one day (especially for service personnel); "the rations should be nutritionally balanced"
A free allowance of coal given to miners as a bonus
A fixed amount, or allowance, of food or other products.
In the presence of excess demand (for a good, etc.), to allocate among demanders by some means other than the price they are willing to pay. The quantity of a rationed good allocated to one demander.