from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A part or portion belonging to, distributed to, contributed by, or owed by a person or group.
- n. An equitable portion: do one's share of the work.
- n. Any of the equal parts into which the capital stock of a corporation or company is divided.
- transitive v. To divide and parcel out in shares; apportion.
- transitive v. To participate in, use, enjoy, or experience jointly or in turns.
- transitive v. To relate (a secret or experience, for example) to another or others.
- transitive v. To accord a share in (something) to another or others: shared her chocolate bar with a friend.
- intransitive v. To have a share or part: shared in the profits.
- intransitive v. To allow someone to use or enjoy something that one possesses: Being in daycare taught the child to share.
- intransitive v. To use or enjoy something jointly or in turns: There is only one computer, so we will have to share.
- idiom go shares To be concerned or partake equally or jointly, as in a business venture.
- n. A plowshare.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A portion of something, especially a portion given or allotted to someone.
- n. A financial instrument that shows that one owns a part of a company that provides the benefit of limited liability.
- n. A configuration enabling a resource to be shared over a network.
- v. To give part of what one has to somebody else to use or consume.
- v. To have in common.
- v. To divide and distribute.
- v. To tell to another.
- n. The cutting blade of an agricultural machine like a plough, a cultivator or a seeding-machine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The part (usually an iron or steel plate) of a plow which cuts the ground at the bottom of a furrow; a plowshare.
- n. The part which opens the ground for the reception of the seed, in a machine for sowing seed.
- n. A certain quantity; a portion; a part; a division.
- n. Especially, the part allotted or belonging to one, of any property or interest owned by a number; a portion among others; an apportioned lot; an allotment; a dividend.
- n. Hence, one of a certain number of equal portions into which any property or invested capital is divided.
- n. The pubes; the sharebone.
- transitive v. To part among two or more; to distribute in portions; to divide.
- transitive v. To partake of, use, or experience, with others; to have a portion of; to take and possess in common.
- transitive v. To cut; to shear; to cleave; to divide.
- intransitive v. To have part; to receive a portion; to partake, enjoy, or suffer with others.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A piece cut off; a part cut out; a cut; a slice.
- n. A part or portion.
- n. A part or definite portion of a thing owned by a number in common; that part of an undivided interest which belongs to any one of the proprietors; specifically, one of the whole number of equal parts into which the capital stock of a trading company or corporation is or may be divided; as, shares in a bank; shares in a railway; a ship owned in ten shares. See stock
- n. An allotted part; the part that falls to, or belongs naturally or of right to, one in any division or distribution among a number; apportioned lot; as, to have more than a fair share of work, responsibility, or blame; to claim a share in the profits.
- n. Synonyms Portion, Division, etc. See part.—3 and 4. Interest, allotment, apportionment, quota.
- To divide in portions; apportion among two or more.
- To partake, suffer, bear, or enjoy with others; seize and possess jointly or in common.
- To receive as one's portion; enjoy or suffer; experience.
- Synonyms Participate, etc. See partake.
- To have part; get one's portion; be a sharer; partake.
- n. The broad iron or blade of a plow which cuts the bottom of the furrowslice; a plowshare. See cut under plow.
- n. The blade in a seeding-machine or drill which makes a furrow for the seed.
- n. The pubis; the pubic bone; the share-bone; the private parts.
- To cut; shear; cleave.
- n. In primitive plows the share is the point or blade of iron or wood which stirs the soil. In modern turning-plows it is the entering member or segment, cutting the bottom of the furrow and is made of steel. In single-moldboard plows the share presents on one side a vertical surface with a horizontal base line, broadening by an excurved line, in the rear joining the land-side, with which it is in the same plane (see bar share, slip share, below); on the other side an oblique sloping surface extended on the outside into the ‘wing’ or ‘heel,’ on its upward and backward edges closely matching the mold-board.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. have in common
- n. any of the equal portions into which the capital stock of a corporation is divided and ownership of which is evidenced by a stock certificate
- v. have, give, or receive a share of
- v. give out as one's portion or share
- n. the part played by a person in bringing about a result
- n. the allotment of some amount by dividing something
- n. assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
- v. use jointly or in common
- v. communicate
- n. a sharp steel wedge that cuts loose the top layer of soil
Middle English, from Old English scearu, division; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.
Middle English, from Old English scēar; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English share, schare, shaar, from Old English scear, scær ("ploughshare"), from Proto-Germanic *skaraz (“ploughshare”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kerə- (“to cut”). Cognate with Dutch schaar ("ploughshare"), German dialectal Schar ("ploghshare"), Danish plovskær ("ploghshare"). More at shear. (Wiktionary)