Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A part or portion belonging to, distributed to, contributed by, or owed by a person or group.
  • noun An equitable portion.
  • noun One of the equal parts into which the capital stock of a company is divided.
  • noun A unit of ownership in a mutual fund or other investment vehicle.
  • noun Chiefly British Stocks.
  • intransitive verb To accord a share in (something) to another or others.
  • intransitive verb To divide and parcel out in shares; apportion.
  • intransitive verb To participate in, use, enjoy, or experience jointly or in turns.
  • intransitive verb To hold or have jointly with another or others.
  • intransitive verb To relate (a secret or experience, for example) to another or others.
  • intransitive verb Computers To make (a digital file) accessible to other users on a network, as for copying and downloading.
  • intransitive verb To have a share or part.
  • intransitive verb To allow someone to use or enjoy something that one possesses.
  • intransitive verb To use or enjoy something jointly or in turns.
  • intransitive verb To talk about personal experiences or feelings with others.
  • idiom (go shares) To be concerned or partake equally or jointly, as in a business venture.
  • noun A plowshare.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The broad iron or blade of a plow which cuts the bottom of the furrowslice; a plowshare. See cut under plow.
  • noun The blade in a seeding-machine or drill which makes a furrow for the seed.
  • 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.
  • noun The pubis; the pubic bone; the share-bone; the private parts.
  • noun A piece cut off; a part cut out; a cut; a slice.
  • noun A part or portion.
  • noun 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
  • noun 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.
  • noun Synonyms Portion, Division, etc. See part.—3 and 4. Interest, allotment, apportionment, quota.
  • noun 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.
  • To cut; shear; cleave.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The part (usually an iron or steel plate) of a plow which cuts the ground at the bottom of a furrow; a plowshare.
  • noun The part which opens the ground for the reception of the seed, in a machine for sowing seed.
  • intransitive verb To have part; to receive a portion; to partake, enjoy, or suffer with others.
  • noun A certain quantity; a portion; a part; a division.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Hence, one of a certain number of equal portions into which any property or invested capital is divided.
  • noun obsolete The pubes; the sharebone.
  • noun to partake; to be equally concerned.
  • noun in equal shares.
  • transitive verb To part among two or more; to distribute in portions; to divide.
  • transitive verb To partake of, use, or experience, with others; to have a portion of; to take and possess in common.
  • transitive verb obsolete To cut; to shear; to cleave; to divide.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun agriculture The cutting blade of an agricultural machine like a plough, a cultivator or a seeding-machine.
  • noun A portion of something, especially a portion given or allotted to someone.
  • noun finance A financial instrument that shows that one owns a part of a company that provides the benefit of limited liability.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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.

Examples

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  • In the contrary if SRK sell KKR off then he would be a fool. &5 cr expenses to a guranteed income from 100 cr (TV rights share + central sponsor share+ associate sponsor share) it would be foolish on its part …

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  • Specialist Holidays is currently offering the Summer Thirst Buster deal in a five-night package ex Sydney priced from $1195 pp twin share and six-night package ex Melbourne priced from $1465 pp twin share².

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  • In the contrary if SRK sell KKR off then he would be a fool. &5 cr expenses to a guranteed income from 100 cr (TV rights share + central sponsor share+ associate sponsor share) it would be foolish on its part …

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  • The problem with WMP storing the network location instead of the local drive letter are that in some cases WMP can't playback videos with certain codec over the network share (\\share\) and in other cases is it able to play back, but the "seeking" does not work (WMV files).

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  • $0.01 per share for the first 500 shares, then just $0.005 per additional share¹.

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  • Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches.

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  • I am most concerned with the term share as to the yearly distributions (proportionate vs. quantum).

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