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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.]
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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
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
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The act or fact of participating:
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References in classic literature ?
Profit-sharing could be successful only in isolated cases in the midst of a system of industrial strife; for if all labor and all capital shared profits, the same conditions would obtain as did obtain when there was no profit- sharing.
It was as successful as it was selfish, and out of it was coined the word "arthurization," to denote grab- sharing on the part of labor unions.
Long relegated to the sharing of services such as landscaping and snow removal, municipalities and boards of education are beginning to realize the huge advantages to pursuing out-of-the-box thinking by expanding this concept to the concept of sharing facilities and land.
The allocation of risk and reward sharing among shareholders and executives can also be used to induce the appropriate degree of risk-taking by risk-averse executives.
Cooperation and sharing of resources have always had an important role in libraries, particularly since the development of modern systematized libraries.
Sharing in his consolation will be proportionate to our sharing his suffering.
Gain sharing aligns the economic interests of company executives and employees.
Or would you like a team of users to be able to work on a spreadsheet report simultaneously, sharing information and coordinating the results?
The RIAA states that illegal file sharing has become rampant, and such lawsuits may multiply into the thousands.
The demonstration combines Adaptec's iSCSI technology and ADIC's CentraVision File Sharing software to deliver true SAN file sharing over an IP network.
As long as the life insurance shared-ownership arrangement is fair and undertaken by reasonable adults not under any duress, the sharing of premium is unaffected by anything the government has stipulated about split-dollar plans, Young said.
Last month's article described the challenges of shared file systems in general, and described the VERITAS SANPoint Foundation Suite HA, one software solution that meets the challenges of data sharing in clusters of computers.