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share 1

1. 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.
2. 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.
v. 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.
3. To relate (a secret or experience, for example) to another or others.
4. Computers To make (a digital file) accessible to other users on a network, as for copying and downloading.
1. To have a share or part: shared in the profits.
2. To allow someone to use or enjoy something that one possesses: Being in daycare taught the child to share.
3. To use or enjoy something jointly or in turns: There is only one computer, so we will have to share.
4. To talk about personal experiences or feelings with others.
go shares
To be concerned or partake equally or jointly, as in a business venture.

[Middle English, from Old English scearu, division; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

share′a·ble, shar′a·ble adj.
shar′er n.

share 2

A plowshare.

[Middle English, from Old English scēar; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sharing - using or enjoying something jointly with others
interdependence, interdependency, mutuality - a reciprocal relation between interdependent entities (objects or individuals or groups)
time sharing - (computer science) the use of a central computer by many users simultaneously
2.sharing - having in commonsharing - having in common; "the sharing of electrons creates molecules"
interdependence, interdependency, mutuality - a reciprocal relation between interdependent entities (objects or individuals or groups)
3.sharing - sharing thoughts and feelings
intercourse, social intercourse - communication between individuals
4.sharing - a distribution in shares
distribution - the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning
generosity, unselfishness - acting generously
giving, gift - the act of giving
Adj.1.sharing - unselfishly willing to share with others; "a warm and sharing friend"
unselfish - disregarding your own advantages and welfare over those of others


The act or fact of participating:
References in classic literature ?
He liked to live day by day and night by night, sharing in the excitement of the crowd.
He served her with no mean repast, dripping the coffee anew and sharing it with her.
And what pleasure would Magua find in sharing his cabin with a wife he did not love; one who would be of a nation and color different from his own?
It strikes me that he is sharing with them already," said Christie, glancing bitterly round the cabin; "sharing everything-- ourselves, our lives, our tastes.
But avast, he added, tapping his forehead, you haint no objections to sharing a harpooneer's blanket, have ye?
Meanwhile, whatever were his own secret thoughts, Starbuck said nothing, but quietly he issued all requisite orders; while Stubb and Flask --who in some small degree seemed then to be sharing his feelings --likewise unmurmuringly acquiesced.