share /ˈʃær, ˈʃɛr/
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.
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.”
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.]
To go shares, to partake; to be equally concerned.
Share and share alike, in equal shares.
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.
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.
n 1: 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"
2: assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an
individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"
[syn: portion, part, percentage]
3: the result of parcelling out or sharing; "death gets more
than its share of attention from theologicans" [syn: parcel,
4: 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" [syn: contribution,
5: a sharp steel wedge that cuts loose the top layer of soil
[syn: plowshare, ploughshare]
v 1: have in common; "Our children share a love of music"; "The
two countries share a long border"
2: use jointly or in common
3: have, give, or receive a share of; "We shared the cake"
[syn: partake, partake in]
4: give out as one's portion or share [syn: divvy up, portion
out, apportion, deal]
5: communicate; "I'd like to share this idea with you"