Definitions for SHAREʃɛər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

shareʃɛər(n.; v.)shared, shar•ing.

  1. (n.)a part of a whole, esp. a portion allotted or assigned to a member of a group.

  2. one of the equal fractional parts into which the capital stock of a corporation is divided.

  3. (v.t.)to divide and distribute in shares; apportion.

  4. to use, participate in, receive, etc., jointly:

    The two chemists shared the Nobel prize.

  5. (v.i.)to have a share or part; take part (often fol. by in).

  6. to receive equally.

Origin of share:

1325–75; OE scearu fork of the body, groin, c. OS, OHG scara (G Schar) troop


Princeton's WordNet

  1. share, portion, part, percentage(noun)

    assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group

    "he wanted his share in cash"

  2. share(noun)

    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"

  3. parcel, portion, share(noun)

    the allotment of some amount by dividing something

    "death gets more than its share of attention from theologians"

  4. contribution, part, share(noun)

    the part played by a person in bringing about a result

    "I am proud of my contribution in advancing the project"; "they all did their share of the work"

  5. plowshare, ploughshare, share(verb)

    a sharp steel wedge that cuts loose the top layer of soil

  6. share(verb)

    have in common

    "Our children share a love of music"; "The two countries share a long border"

  7. share(verb)

    use jointly or in common

  8. partake, share, partake in(verb)

    have, give, or receive a share of

    "We shared the cake"

  9. share, divvy up, portion out, apportion, deal(verb)

    give out as one's portion or share

  10. share(verb)


    "I'd like to share this idea with you"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. share(verb)ʃɛər

    to have or use sth at the same time as sb else

    The two devices share a signal.; I don't want to share my room with him.

  2. shareʃɛər

    to let sb use or have what you have

    We teach kids to share and play together.; He shared some of his lunch with us.

  3. shareʃɛər

    to divide sth up between several people, groups, etc.

    The $20 million in funding will be shared between/among the counties.

  4. shareʃɛər

    to feel the same way as sb

    She shared her father's love of flying.; shared views on politics

  5. shareʃɛər

    to tell others about an idea, problem, story, etc.

    The group leader asked us to share our personal stories.

  6. shareʃɛər

    to divide work or responsibilities between people, groups, etc.

    Two employees share the accounting work.; The local and state governments share the blame for this.

  7. shareʃɛər

    a unit of value that a business is divided into

    I own a few shares in the company.

  8. shareʃɛər

    the amount, or more than the amount, that you expect or deserve

    My mother had her fair share of illnesses.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Share(noun)

    the part (usually an iron or steel plate) of a plow which cuts the ground at the bottom of a furrow; a plowshare

  2. Share(noun)

    the part which opens the ground for the reception of the seed, in a machine for sowing seed

  3. Share

    a certain quantity; a portion; a part; a division; as, a small share of prudence

  4. Share

    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

  5. Share

    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

  6. Share

    the pubes; the sharebone

  7. Share(verb)

    to part among two or more; to distribute in portions; to divide

  8. Share(verb)

    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

  9. Share(verb)

    to cut; to shear; to cleave; to divide

  10. Share(verb)

    to have part; to receive a portion; to partake, enjoy, or suffer with others


  1. Share

    A corporation divides its capital into shares, which are offered for sale to raise capital, termed as issuing shares. Thus, a share is an indivisible unit of capital, expressing the contractual relationship between the company and the shareholder. The denominated value of a share is its face value: the total capital of a company is divided into a number of shares. In financial markets, a share is a unit of account for various financial instruments including stocks, and investments in limited partnerships, and real estate investment trusts. The common feature of all these is equity participation. The income received from shares is known as a dividend. A shareholder, also known as a stockholder, is a person who owns shares of a certain company or organization. The process of purchasing and selling shares often involves going through a stockbroker as a middle man.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SHARE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1232

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SHARE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1678

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SHARE' in Nouns Frequency: #242

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SHARE' in Verbs Frequency: #194

Translations for SHARE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


one of the parts of something that is divided among several people etc

We all had a share of the cake; We each paid our share of the bill.

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