• WordNet 3.6
    • v share communicate "I'd like to share this idea with you"
    • v share give out as one's portion or share
    • v share have, give, or receive a share of "We shared the cake"
    • v share use jointly or in common
    • v share have in common "Our children share a love of music","The two countries share a long border"
    • n share the part played by a person in bringing about a result "I am proud of my contribution in advancing the project","they all did their share of the work"
    • n share the allotment of some amount by dividing something "death gets more than its share of attention from theologians"
    • n share a sharp steel wedge that cuts loose the top layer of soil
    • n share assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group "he wanted his share in cash"
    • n share 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 "he bought 100 shares of IBM at the market price"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 other million people in the world
    • Share A certain quantity; a portion; a part; a division; as, a small share of prudence.
    • Share 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. "My share of fame."
    • Share Hence, one of a certain number of equal portions into which any property or invested capital is divided; as, a ship owned in ten shares .
    • Share The part (usually an iron or steel plate) of a plow which cuts the ground at the bottom of a furrow; a plowshare.
    • Share The part which opens the ground for the reception of the seed, in a machine for sowing seed.
    • Share The pubes; the sharebone.
    • Share To cut; to shear; to cleave; to divide. "The shared visage hangs on equal sides."
    • v. i Share To have part; to receive a portion; to partake, enjoy, or suffer with others. "A right of inheritance gave every one a title to share in the goods of his father."
    • Share To part among two or more; to distribute in portions; to divide. "Suppose I share my fortune equally between my children and a stranger."
    • Share To partake of, use, or experience, with others; to have a portion of; to take and possess in common; as, to share a shelter with another. "While avarice and rapine share the land."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The laundry detergent Tide, has a market share of about forty percent market
    • n share A piece cut off; a part cut out; a cut; a slice.
    • n share A part or portion.
    • n share 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 share 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 share Synonyms Portion, Division, etc. See part.—3 and 4. Interest, allotment, apportionment, quota.
    • share To divide in portions; apportion among two or more.
    • share To partake, suffer, bear, or enjoy with others; seize and possess jointly or in common.
    • share To receive as one's portion; enjoy or suffer; experience.
    • share Synonyms Participate, etc. See partake.
    • share To have part; get one's portion; be a sharer; partake.
    • n share The broad iron or blade of a plow which cuts the bottom of the furrowslice; a plowshare. See cut under plow.
    • n share The blade in a seeding-machine or drill which makes a furrow for the seed.
    • n share The pubis; the pubic bone; the share-bone; the private parts.
    • share To cut; shear; cleave.
    • n share 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pierre, the capital of South Dakota, is the only state capital name that shares no letters with the name of its state.
    • n Share shār a part cut off: a portion: dividend: one of a number of equal portions of anything: a fixed and indivisible section of the capital of a company
    • v.t Share to divide into parts: to partake with others
    • v.i Share to have a part: to receive a dividend
    • n Share shār the iron blade of a plough which cuts the ground
    • v.t Share to cut, cleave
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  • Walter Benjamin
    “The idea that happiness could have a share in beauty would be too much of a good thing.”
  • Lynn Harold Hough
    Lynn Harold Hough
    “The Christianity which is shared is the Christianity which is convincing.”
  • Michael Isenberg
    Michael Isenberg
    “When two men share an umbrella, both of them get wet.”
  • W. H. Auden
    “Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.”
  • Jean Genet
    “Anyone who knows a strange fact shares in its singularity.”
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.”


A problem shared is a problem halved - If you talk about your problems, it will make you feel better.
Lion's share - The lion's share of something is the biggest or best part.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. schar, AS. scear,; akin to OHG. scaro, G. schar, pflugshar, and E. shear, v. See Shear


In literature:

I shared it myself, more than I could have believed to be possible.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
She had never admitted her aunts' husbands to a share in a relationship that was ennobled by Amzi Montgomery.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
This is his racial inheritance which he shares with all members of the species.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
The girl can put in her share to the title later, if they amount to anything.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
We even let him share the bed of Sun Woman.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Each of the children received a due share of Mrs. Gerhardt's attention.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
Yet with those tranquil and retired pursuits, I still took my share in the activity of public life.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 360, October 1845" by Various
If I am not to share the Messiah's throne, let me share an Emperor's.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
His Mary shared it in full measure, too, as she shared every worthy impulse of his soul.
"A Captain in the Ranks" by George Cary Eggleston
She had a strong suspicion that her brother-in-law had defrauded her of her share in her father's estate.
"Mark Mason's Victory" by Horatio Alger

In poetry:

Fragrant were the embraces
That I shared with you
Where the wild mint grew.
"Bed of Mint" by Clark Ashton Smith
There's enough, dear children,
To do anywhere,
So hurry around and
Do your full share.
"Industry in Children. Proverb 22:6" by Frank Barbour Coffin
I knew I had no share in your heart,
And yet I could but speak,
While my life's sweet thoughts began to start
With the blush upon your cheek.
"A Parting" by Alexander Anderson
May guide his way, or soon or late,
Through blinding mist or wintry rain;
And, so content, I watch and wait.
Let others share his happier fate,
I only ask to share his pain!
"Two Ways To Love" by Susan Coolidge
No, not alone, for soft fingers rest
On his hot and aching brow,
Back the damp hair is tenderly pressed
While a sweet voice whispers low:
“Thy joys have I shared, O my husband true,
And shall I not share thy sorrows too?”
"Husband And Wife" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
But who's to keep from share and share with friends o' the best?
And girls along the waterfront, they'll help to spend the rest;
And the cottage and the garden and the daisies by the door,
They went the way of many dreams when sailors come to shore.
"Bill The Dreamer" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Imagine a world in which researchers share data via one massive supercomputer to advance medicine, energy, agriculture … where nations respond in unison to natural disasters … and governments share services around the world.
In trading on Thursday, shares of Nevsun Resources Ltd (Toronto: NSU ) crossed below their 200 day moving average of $3.98, changing hands as low as $3.93 per share.
OC's share of the list came to 3.4%, about triple its share of the national population.
In trading on Wednesday, shares of Bank of the Ozarks , Inc (NASD: OZRK) crossed below their 200 day moving average of $31.11, changing hands as low as $31.05 per share.
For about $53 million in cash and 2.85 million shares of newly issued International Proteins shares.
Apple closed the day Friday at $527 a share -- nearly $200 off its share price from just two months ago.
Share And Share Alike With HomePipe.
Share and Share Alike .
Share and Share Alike Is No Longer the Rule.
Short sellers often borrow a company's shares in a short sale, hoping to make a profit when the shares decline.
Despite sharing a show, they don't share much else when it comes to opinions or lifestyles.
Lorillard shareholders of record at the close of business on Dec 14 will receive two additional shares of Lorillard stock for each share then owned.
Shares of Nike closed today on the New York Stock Exchange at $105.51, up 13 cents a share.
Sharing is what our partner Sunstone Circuits would like today - sharing your stories.
In trading on Friday, shares of TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP ) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $42.00 per share.

In science:

The plot shows the fraction of all pairings that share each value for the distance.
Random deaths in a computational model for age-structured populations
The central vertex A shares an edge with D, which shares an edge with F.
Random graphs as models of networks
We further prove that if the split, connected, semisimple algebraic groups of rank n, H1 and H2 , share the same set of maximal k -tori up to k -isomorphism, then the Weyl groups W (H1) and W (H2), considered as subgroups of GLn (Z), share the same set of elements up to conjugacy in GLn (Z).
Arithmetic of algebraic groups
F ) share a fixed point then they share the other fixed point as well.2 Therefore the collection of hyperbolic isometries that fix x also fix y (and hence the geodesic connecting x to y ).
Simple geodesics on a punctured surface
Simple time-sharing capacity region and error exponent The simple idea of time-sharing is well studied for multi-user channel coding, broadcast channel coding.
Interference channel capacity region for randomized fixed-composition codes