- Your share is the portion of something to which you are entitled or for which you are responsible.
- An example of share is when you are entitled to 1/2 of a property.
- An example of share is when you go out to a $100 dinner and you have to pay for half.
- To share is to allow someone else to use something or some resources with you instead of hoarding them all for yourself.
An example of share is a child who has to allow her sibling to play with her toys too.
- a part or portion that belongs or is allotted to an individual, or the part contributed by one
- a just, due, reasonable, or full part or quota: to do one's share of work
- any of the parts or portions into which the ownership of a piece of property is divided
- any one of the equal parts into which the capital stock of a corporation is divided
Origin of shareMiddle English ; from Old English scearu, akin to scieran, to shear
transitive verbshared, sharing
- to distribute in shares; give out a portion or portions of; apportion
- to receive, use, experience, etc. in common with another or others
- to have or take a share; participate: often with in
- to share or divide something equally: often with with
share and share alike
Origin of shareMiddle English schar ; from Old English scear, akin to scieran, to shear
- A part or portion belonging to, distributed to, contributed by, or owed by a person or group: The pirates argued over their shares of the treasure.
- An equitable portion: do one's share of the work.
- a. One of the equal parts into which the capital stock of a company is divided: bought 200 shares of the company's stock.b. A unit of ownership in a mutual fund or other investment vehicle: bought two shares in a mutual fund.c. shares Chiefly British Stocks: European shares jumped two percent. The fund invests half the money in bonds and half in shares.
verbshared shared, shar·ing, shares
- a. To accord a share in (something) to another or others: shared her chocolate bar with a friend.b. To divide and parcel out in shares; apportion: shared the estate among his heirs.
- a. To participate in, use, enjoy, or experience jointly or in turns: share a responsibility; share a room.b. To hold or have jointly with another or others: She shares my view about the election.
- To relate (a secret or experience, for example) to another or others.
- Computers To make (a digital file) accessible to other users on a network, as for copying and downloading.
- To have a share or part: shared in the profits.
- To allow someone to use or enjoy something that one possesses: Being in daycare taught the child to share.
- To use or enjoy something jointly or in turns: There is only one computer, so we will have to share.
- To talk about personal experiences or feelings with others.
Origin of shareMiddle English, from Old English scearu, division; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.
- share′a·ble, shar′a·ble
Origin of shareMiddle English, from Old English scēar; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.
- A portion of something, especially a portion given or allotted to someone.
- (finance) A financial instrument that shows that one owns a part of a company that provides the benefit of limited liability.
- (computing) A configuration enabling a resource to be shared over a network.
- Upload media from the browser or directly to the file share.
- The sharebone or pubis.
(third-person singular simple present shares, present participle sharing, simple past and past participle shared)
From Middle English schare, schere, from Old English scearu (“a cutting, shaving, a shearing, tonsure, part, division, share”), from Proto-Germanic *skarō (“a division, detachment”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ḱar-, *skar- (“to divide”). Cognate with Eastern Frisian skar, sker (“a share in a communal pasture”), Dutch schaar (“a dab, pair of scissors, claw”), German Schar (“band, troop, party, company”), Icelandic skor (“department”). Compare shard, shear.
- (agriculture) The cutting blade of an agricultural machine like a plough, a cultivator or a seeding-machine.
From Middle English share, schare, shaar, from Old English scear, scær (“ploughshare”), from Proto-Germanic *skaraz (“ploughshare”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kerə- (“to cut”). Cognate with Dutch schaar (“ploughshare”), German dialectal Schar (“ploghshare”), Danish plovskær (“ploghshare”). More at shear.
share - Computer Definition
(2) (verb) To send a file to someone. A Share function in an application or on a Web site enables the user to send the current, photo, document, link or page to another person typically via one or more messaging methods such as e-mail, Facebook or Twitter.
share - Investment & Finance Definition
A unit of ownership in a corporation, mutual fund, or, less commonly, some other type of financial investment.
share - Legal Definition