- shareshare1 [sher]n.[ME < OE scearu, akin to scieran, to SHEAR]1. a part or portion that belongs or is allotted to an individual, or the part contributed by one2. a just, due, reasonable, or full part or quota [to do one's share of work]3.a) any of the parts or portions into which the ownership of a piece of property is dividedb) any one of the equal parts into which the capital stock of a corporation is dividedvt.shared, sharing1. to distribute in shares; give out a portion or portions of; apportion2. to receive, use, experience, etc. in common with another or othersvi.1. to have or take a share; participate: often with in2. to share or divide something equally: often with with——————go sharesto take part jointly, as in an enterprise——————☆ on shareswith each person concerned taking a share of the profit or loss——————share and share alikewith each having an equal shareshareableadj.sharablesharern.SYN.- SHARE1 means to use, enjoy, or possess in common with others and generally connotes a giving or receiving a part of something [to share expenses ]; PARTICIPATE implies a taking part with others in some activity or enterprise [to participate in the talks ]; PARTAKE implies a taking one's share, as of a meal or responsibility [to partake of a friend's hospitality ]share2 [sher]n.[ME schar < OE scear, akin to scieran, to SHEAR]the part of a plow or other agricultural tool that cuts the soil; plowshare
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.