What does sharing mean?

Definitions for sharing
shar·ing

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sharingnoun

    using or enjoying something jointly with others

  2. sharingnoun

    having in common

    "the sharing of electrons creates molecules"

  3. communion, sharingnoun

    sharing thoughts and feelings

  4. sharing, share-outadjective

    a distribution in shares

  5. sharingadjective

    unselfishly willing to share with others

    "a warm and sharing friend"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sharing

    of Share

Freebase

  1. Sharing

    Sharing is the joint use of a resource or space. In its narrow sense, it refers to joint or alternating use of an inherently finite good, such as a common pasture or a shared residence. It is also the process of dividing and distributing. Apart from obvious instances, which we can observe in human activity, we can also find many examples of this happening in nature. When an organism takes in nutrition or oxygen for instance, its internal organs are designed to divide and distribute the energy taken in, to supply parts of its body that need it. Flowers divide and distribute their seeds. In a broader sense, it can also include free granting of use rights to a good that can be treated as a nonrival good, such as information. Still more loosely, “sharing” can actually mean giving something as an outright gift: for example, to “share” one's food really means to give some of it as a gift. Sharing is a basic component of human interaction, and is responsible for strengthening social ties and ensuring a person’s well-being.

Editors Contribution

  1. sharingverb

    Verb form of the word share.

    The family loved to share their food together.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 30, 2020  

Matched Categories

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sharing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4359

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sharing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3968

How to pronounce sharing?

How to say sharing in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sharing in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sharing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of sharing in a Sentence

  1. Hani Mowafi:

    While efforts have been made to rationalize distribution of resources, the repeated attacks on health facilities as well as the loss of personnel have caused many facilities to shutter their doors and to fear sharing any data with research personnel for fear that it could be used to target them.

  2. Goldman Sachs economists:

    Progress in deepening Euro area risk-sharing and risk reduction mechanisms to make the single currency framework more resilient continues, but the pace is slow, while those initiatives remain incomplete, the euro area remains more vulnerable to economic slowdown and financial disruption than other jurisdictions.

  3. Perry Stimpson:

    I'm trying to paint a picture of the bank at the time and why my actions were normal across the industry and at the respondent (Citi) ... It shows the information-sharing practices that I have been criticised for was a common practice.

  4. Camille Howard:

    She deserves it, she gave so much to this world and she is worth it. The void that she's left in the community... this is the only way we knew to thank her and to thank her family for sharing her with us.

  5. An Army spokeswoman:

    We also continuously remind soldiers to remain vigilant about the risks of using any social media platform when sharing their personal information and data.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

sharing#1#2630#10000

Translations for sharing

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for sharing »

Translation

Find a translation for the sharing definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these sharing definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "sharing." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 5 Dec. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/sharing>.

    Are we missing a good definition for sharing? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of

    sharing

    Credit »

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    tasteless showiness
    • A. calcaneus
    • B. slur
    • C. brashness
    • D. defilement

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for sharing: