Share meaning

shâr
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.

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A part or portion that belongs or is allotted to an individual, or the part contributed by an individual.
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A portion of something, especially a portion given or allotted to someone.
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To use or enjoy something jointly or in turns.

There is only one computer, so we will have to share.

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(1) (noun) A resource such as a file, folder or printer that has been made available (sharable) to other users on the network. See share-level security and Win Sharing files.
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To relate (a secret or experience, for example) to another or others.
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A unit of ownership in a corporation, mutual fund, or, less commonly, some other type of financial investment.
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(finance) A financial instrument that shows that one owns a part of a company that provides the benefit of limited liability.
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(computing) A configuration enabling a resource to be shared over a network.

Upload media from the browser or directly to the file share.

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An equitable portion.

Do one's share of the work.

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To make (a digital file) accessible to other users on a network, as for copying and downloading.
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To have a share or part.

Shared in the profits.

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To allow someone to use or enjoy something that one possesses.

Being in daycare taught the child to share.

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To talk about personal experiences or feelings with others.
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A plowshare.
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A just, due, reasonable, or full part or quota.

To do one's share of work.

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To distribute in shares; give out a portion or portions of; apportion.
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To receive, use, experience, etc. in common with another or others.
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To have or take a share; participate.
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To share or divide something equally.
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The part of a plow or other agricultural tool that cuts the soil; plowshare.
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A certain predetermined portion—for example, each partner’s share of the expenses; one of many equal parts of a joint-stock company or corporation.
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To split something up into portions; to enjoy or participate in a certain right, privilege, and so on.
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To give part of what one has to somebody else to use or consume.
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To have or use in common.

They share a language.

To share a shelter with another.

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To tell to another.

He shared his story with the press.

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(agriculture) The cutting blade of an agricultural machine like a plough, a cultivator or a seeding-machine.
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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.

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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.

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go shares
  • To be concerned or partake equally or jointly, as in a business venture.
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go shares
  • To take part jointly, as in an enterprise.
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on shares
  • With each person concerned taking a share of the profit or loss.
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share and share alike
  • With each having an equal share.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

go shares
go shares
on shares

Origin of share

  • Middle English from Old English scearu division sker-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English scēar sker-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English share, schare, shaar, from Old English scear, scær (“ploughshare"), from Proto-Germanic *skaraz (“ploughshare"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kerÉ™- (“to cut"). Cognate with Dutch schaar (“ploughshare"), German dialectal Schar (“ploghshare"), Danish plovskær (“ploghshare"). More at shear.

    From Wiktionary