share
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ʃɛə/
  • (America) IPA: /ʃɛəɹ/

Noun

share (plural shares)

  1. A portion of something, especially a portion given or allotted to someone.
  2. (finance) A financial instrument that shows that one owns a part of a company that provides the benefit of limited liability.
  3. (computing) A configuration enabling a resource to be shared over a network.
    Upload media from the browser or directly to the file share.
  4. (internet) The action of sharing something with other people via social media.
  5. The sharebone or pubis.
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Verb

share (shares, present participle sharing; past and past participle shared)

  1. To give part of what one has to somebody else to use or consume.
  2. To have or use in common.
    to share a shelter with another;  They share a language.
    • c. 1648, John Milton, On the Lord General Fairfax at the Siege of Colchester, London; reprinted in A Complete Collection of the Hiſtorical, Political, and Miſcellaneous Works of John Milton, […] , volume I, Amsterdam, 1698, page 24 ↗:
      While Avarice and Rapine ſhare the Land.
    • 1913, Mrs. [Marie] Belloc Lowndes, chapter I, in The Lodger, London: Methuen, OCLC 7780546 ↗; republished in Novels of Mystery: The Lodger; The Story of Ivy; What Really Happened, New York, N.Y.: Longmans, Green and Co., […], [1933], OCLC 2666860 ↗, page 0056 ↗:
      Thanks to that penny he had just spent so recklessly [on a newspaper] he would pass a happy hour, taken, for once, out of his anxious, despondent, miserable self. It irritated him shrewdly to know that these moments of respite from carking care would not be shared with his poor wife, with careworn, troubled Ellen.
  3. To divide and distribute.
    • 1708, Jonathan Swift, A Letter Concerning the Sacramental Test
      Suppose I share my fortune equally between my own children and a stranger.
  4. To tell to another.
    He shared his story with the press.
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Noun

share (plural shares)

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

Verb

share (shares, present participle sharing; past and past participle shared)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To cut; to shear; to cleave; to divide.
    • The shared visage hangs on equal sides.

Share
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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