Definitions of ration:
- noun: the food allowance for one day (especially for service personnel)
Example: "The rations should be nutritionally balanced"
- noun: a fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity)
- verb: distribute in rations, as in the army
Example: "Cigarettes are rationed"
- verb: restrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity, as during war
Example: "Bread was rationed during the siege of the city"
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