1. [ noun ] (food) the food allowance for one day (especially for service personnel)

"the rations should be nutritionally balanced"

Related terms: fare field_ration
2. [ noun ] a fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity)
Related terms: share
3. [ verb ] restrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity, as during war

"Bread was rationed during the siege of the city"

Related terms: restrict limit
4. [ verb ] distribute in rations, as in the army
Synonyms: ration_out

"Cigarettes are rationed"

Related terms: allocate
Similar spelling:   radon