- (idiomatic) For members of a group, equal portions of or equal access to tangible or intangible goods, entitlements, or obligations"”i.e., each person's share like each of the other shares.
- (law) Equal rights to or equal portions of profits, assets, bequests, or other valuable items legally owed to investors, partners, beneficiaries, or other named associates.
- This noun is usually used as modifier describing a situation or action, with the sense "in equal portions".
- When used as a modifier, share and share alike is often hyphenated if it immediately precedes the term it modifies, as in:
- 1960 March 30, "Yalesville Sewer Line Okayed," Meriden Record, p. 13 (retrieved 5 Sept 2013):
- [T]he residents of Ridgeland would share the cost of the project on a share-and-share-alike basis.
(third-person singular simple present shares and shares alike, present participle sharing and sharing alike, simple past and past participle shared and shared alike)
- (idiomatic) To divide possessions, benefits, or obligations equally among members of a group.