Definitions for: Share


[n] any one of a number of individual efforts in a common endeavor; "I am proud of my contribution to the team's success"; "they all did their share of the work"
[n] the result of parcelling out or sharing; "death gets more than its share of attention from theologicans"
[n] a sharp steel wedge that cuts loose the top layer of soil
[n] assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"
[n] any of the equal portions into which the capital stock of a corporation is divided and ownership of which is evidenced by a stock certificate; "he bought 100 shares of IBM at the market price"
[v] communicate; "I'd like to share this idea with you"
[v] give out as one's portion or share
[v] have, give, or receive a share of; "We shared the cake"
[v] use jointly or in common
[v] have in common; "Our children share a love of music"; "The two countries share a long border"



Webster (1913) Definition: Share, n. [OE. schar, AS. scear; akin to OHG. scaro, G.
schar, pflugshar, and E. shear, v. See Shear.]
1. The part (usually an iron or steel plate) of a plow which
cuts the ground at the bottom of a furrow; a plowshare.

2. The part which opens the ground for the reception of the
seed, in a machine for sowing seed. --Knight.


Share, n. [OE. share, AS. scearu, scaru, fr. sceran to
shear, cut. See Shear, v.]
1. A certain quantity; a portion; a part; a division; as, a
small share of prudence.

2. Especially, the part allotted or belonging to one, of any
property or interest owned by a number; a portion among
others; an apportioned lot; an allotment; a dividend. ``My
share of fame.'' --Dryden.

3. Hence, one of a certain number of equal portions into
which any property or invested capital is divided; as, a
ship owned in ten shares.

4. The pubes; the sharebone. [Obs.] --Holland.

To go shares, to partake; to be equally concerned.

Share and share alike, in equal shares.


Share, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shared; p. pr. & vb. n.
Sharing.]
1. To part among two or more; to distribute in portions; to
divide.

Suppose I share my fortune equally between my
children and a stranger. --Swift.



2. To partake of, use, or experience, with others; to have a
portion of; to take and possess in common; as, to share a
shelter with another.

While avarice and rapine share the land. --Milton.

3. To cut; to shear; to cleave; to divide. [Obs.]

The shared visage hangs on equal sides. --Dryden.


Share, v. i.
To have part; to receive a portion; to partake, enjoy, or
suffer with others.

A right of inheritance gave every one a title to share
in the goods of his father. --Locke.

Synonyms: apportion, contribution, deal, divvy up, parcel, part, part, partake, partake in, percentage, ploughshare, plowshare, portion, portion, portion out

See Also: acquire, allocation, allocation, allotment, allotment, allowance, apply, apportioning, apportionment, assets, assignation, attempt, communalise, communalize, communicate, cut, cut in, dispensation, distribute, divide, dole, double up, earnings, effort, employ, end, endeavor, endeavour, get, give away, give out, hand out, intercommunicate, interest, lucre, moldboard plow, mouldboard plough, net, net income, net profit, osculate, overlap, parceling, parcelling, part, partake, piece, pool, profit, profit sharing, profits, ration, separate, slice, split, stake, stock, stock certificate, tranche, try, use, utilise, utilize, way, wedge

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