What does share mean?

Definitions for share
ʃɛərshare

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word share.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. share, portion, part, percentagenoun

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

    "he wanted his share in cash"

  2. sharenoun

    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, sharenoun

    the allotment of some amount by dividing something

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

  4. contribution, part, sharenoun

    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, shareverb

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

  6. shareverb

    have in common

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

  7. shareverb

    use jointly or in common

  8. partake, share, partake inverb

    have, give, or receive a share of

    "We shared the cake"

  9. share, divvy up, portion out, apportion, dealverb

    give out as one's portion or share

  10. shareverb

    communicate

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sharenoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. share, AS. scearu, scaru, fr. sceran to shear, cut. See Shear, v.]

  2. Sharenoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. share, AS. scearu, scaru, fr. sceran to shear, cut. See Shear, v.]

  3. Share

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

    Etymology: [OE. share, AS. scearu, scaru, fr. sceran to shear, cut. See Shear, v.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. share, AS. scearu, scaru, fr. sceran to shear, cut. See Shear, v.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. share, AS. scearu, scaru, fr. sceran to shear, cut. See Shear, v.]

  6. Share

    the pubes; the sharebone

    Etymology: [OE. share, AS. scearu, scaru, fr. sceran to shear, cut. See Shear, v.]

  7. Shareverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. share, AS. scearu, scaru, fr. sceran to shear, cut. See Shear, v.]

  8. Shareverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. share, AS. scearu, scaru, fr. sceran to shear, cut. See Shear, v.]

  9. Shareverb

    to cut; to shear; to cleave; to divide

    Etymology: [OE. share, AS. scearu, scaru, fr. sceran to shear, cut. See Shear, v.]

  10. Shareverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. share, AS. scearu, scaru, fr. sceran to shear, cut. See Shear, v.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Share

    shār, n. a part cut off: a portion: dividend: one of a number of equal portions of anything: a fixed and indivisible section of the capital of a company.—v.t. to divide into parts: to partake with others.—v.i. to have a part: to receive a dividend.—ns. Share′-brok′er, a broker or dealer in shares of railways, &c.; Share′holder, one who holds or owns a share in a joint fund or property; Share′-list, a list of the prices of shares of railways, banks, &c.; Shār′er.—Share and share alike, in equal shares.—Deferred shares (see Defer); Go shares, to divide equally; Ordinary shares, shares forming the common stock of a company. [A.S. scearusceran, to shear.]

  2. Share

    shār, n. the iron blade of a plough which cuts the ground.—v.t. to cut, cleave.—n. Share′-beam, the part of the plough to which the share is fixed. [A.S. scearsceran, to shear.]

Editors Contribution

  1. share

    To have, give or receive data, proof, income, money, information, facts or knowledge.

    When we have a family gathering we love to share time, love, laughter and fun.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 26, 2020  
  2. share

    To have, give or receive an amount of what we require.

    We share food each time we meet as a family.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 8, 2020  

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of share in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of share in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of share in a Sentence

  1. Avielle Foundation:

    Jeremy Richman was deeply devoted to supporting research into brain abnormalities that are linked to abnormal behavior and to promoting brain health. Tragically, Jeremy Richman death speaks to how insidious and formidable a challenge brain health can be and how critical it is for all of us to seek help for ourselves, our loved ones and anyone who we suspect may be in need, jeremy's mission will be carried on by the many who love Jeremy Richman, including many who share the heartache and trauma that Jeremy Richman has suffered since December 14, 2012. We are crushed to pieces, but this important work will continue, because, as Jeremy Richman would say, we have to.

  2. Luis Madarang:

    China is ignoring it so we will wait for our government to take action, the shoal is 100 percent ours and we cannot share it with China.

  3. John Campbell:

    If errors were committed, we will acknowledge Doctors Without Borders. We will hold those responsible accountable, and we will take steps to ensure mistakes are not repeated, we will await the outcome of the( The Pentagon) investigation to provide any additional updates, and we will share the results of the investigation once it is complete.

  4. Hugh Blair:

    True gentleness is founded on a sense of what we owe to him who made us and to the common nature which we all share. It arises from reflection on our own failings and wants, and from just views of the condition and duty of man. It is native feeling heightened and improved by principle.

  5. Bobbi Pritt:

    I used to Rollerblade a lot, and I know that I’ve swallowed my fair share of insects, it’s gross, but it’s just a fact of life.

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Translations for share

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  • نصيب, شاركArabic
  • escot, compartirCatalan, Valencian
  • podíl, akcie, sdílet, poměrná částCzech
  • del, dele, uddele, aktieDanish
  • Aktie, Freigabe, teilen, Anteil, TeilGerman
  • μετοχήGreek
  • dar, compartir, participación, acción, dividir, cuotaSpanish
  • akzioBasque
  • اشتراک گذاریPersian
  • osa, jako, osuus, olla yhteistä, jakaa, osakeFinnish
  • partabrævFaroese
  • part, action, partagerFrench
  • cuid, earrann, cuibhreannScottish Gaelic
  • מניה, חלק, לתת, לשתףHebrew
  • हिस्सा, बँटना, भाग, अंशHindi
  • részvény, részesedés, megosztHungarian
  • condividere, parteItalian
  • 分担, 分配する, 共有する, 分ける, 株, 株式, 共用する, 分担する, シェアJapanese
  • 공유하다, 몫, 나누다Korean
  • pāngaMāori
  • aandeel, deelDutch
  • aksjeNorwegian
  • część, akcja, dzielić, dzielić się, udostępniaćPolish
  • parte, partilhar, compartilhar, ação, dividir, repartirPortuguese
  • părți, distribui, împărți, parte, partaja, împărtășiRomanian
  • доля, разделять, разделить, делить, акция, распределятьRussian
  • dionicaSerbo-Croatian
  • délnicaSlovene
  • aktie, dela, andel, del, dela utSwedish
  • hisaSwahili
  • பங்குTamil
  • หุ้นThai
  • paylaşmakTurkish
  • поділитисяUkrainian
  • حصہ, شیئرUrdu
  • chia sẻ, có chung, phân phối, sẻ chia, đều có, phân chiaVietnamese
  • 分享Chinese

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