The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Proportion \Pro*por"tion\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Proportioned;
p. pr. & vb. n. Proportioning.] [Cf. F. proportionner. Cf.
1. 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
In the loss of an object we do not proportion our
grief to the real value . . . but to the value our
fancies set upon it. --Addison.
2. To form with symmetry or suitableness, as the parts of the
Nature had proportioned her without any fault. --Sir
3. To divide into equal or just shares; to apportion.