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1A part or portion of a larger amount that is divided among a number of people, or to which a number of people contribute: under the proposals, investors would pay a greater share of the annual fees required we gave them all the chance to have a share in the profits
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  • After all, the city contributes a major share to the State's revenues.
  • Two shares went to the captain, one and a half shares to the quartermaster, and one share each to the crew members.
  • How can a beneficiary group in need of drinking water be forced to contribute a share of the cost of water supply?
portion, part, division, quota, quantum, allowance, ration, allocation, measure, due;
helping, serving
informal cut, slice
1.1Part proprietorship of property held by joint owners: Jake had a share in a large seagoing vessel
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  • How can a partner protect his or her share of joint property?
  • The investment trust specialises in property shares and property assets.
  • This has not yet occurred; therefore, your husband holds the property or his share of the property in trust for you.
1.2 [in singular] The allotted or due amount of something that a person expects to have or to do, or that is expected to be accepted or done by them: she’s done more than her fair share of globe-trotting
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  • One of the key arguments presented in favour regional government was Yorkshire's failure to receive a fair share of public funding.
  • Yes, the government takes a fair share of the stick but they turn right around and blame the actual crime on young people.
  • I hope you found at least a portion of my posts as informative, and laughed at a fair share of them as well.
2One of the equal parts into which a company’s capital is divided, entitling the holder to a proportion of the profits: they bought 33 shares of American Standard
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  • Seats entitle their holders to buy and sell shares on the exchange floor, and brokers say the price is an important measure of market sentiment.
  • Holders of income shares got all the income earned from the trust, while holders of capital shares got all the capital gain.
  • The allure of these fund groups is that there are no restrictions on how often an investor can buy and sell fund shares.
3An instance of posting or reposting something on a social media website or application: there have been 25,000 shares on Twitter and 117 likes on Facebook as of 7:30 p.m.
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  • We notice that websites with branded visuals get the most shares on Pinterest while also benefitting from the brand exposure of including their name in those shares.
  • In the first three months after the startup posted the clip on YouTube last March, it racked up 4.75 million views - thanks in large part to shares on social media sites.
  • Social media shares of your marketing content will give you real time feedback on what's working.


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1Have a portion of (something) with another or others: he shared the pie with her all members of the band equally share the band’s profits
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  • In the present case those communings point to the three parties sharing distributable profits equally.
  • Arrangement and general performance will each attract 40 points, with tone and rhythm equally sharing the remainder.
  • He was searching a field at Sutton-on-the-Forest with the permission of the landowner on the understanding that the proceeds of any finds were shared equally.
split, divide, go halves on
informal go fifty-fifty on, go Dutch on
1.1Give a portion of (something) to another or others: money raised will be shared between the two charities
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  • Yes, in certain circumstances the beneficiaries to a will can obtain a ‘deed of variation’ to rearrange how the estate is shared out.
  • ‘There isn't another team with two strikers up there so it's good that the goals are shared out,’ he said.
  • He added that he wanted to ensure that the defence reshuffle was shared out fairly throughout the UK and urged local MPs to make their opinions known.
apportion, divide up, allocate, portion out, ration out, parcel out, measure out;
carve up, divvy up
1.2Use, occupy, or enjoy (something) jointly with another or others: they once shared a house in the Hamptons [no object]: there weren’t enough plates, so we had to share (as adjective shared) a shared bottle of wine
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  • I was able to talk with him about his genre of music, the new album, who his musical idols are and who he enjoyed sharing the stage with most.
  • Now she enjoys sharing the house with her daughter Tanya.
  • The babies enjoy sharing a cot and seem to be happiest when side-by-side.
1.3Possess (a view or quality) in common with others: other countries don’t share our reluctance to eat goat meat
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  • But to then say that this is somehow proof of some kind of development vote as opposed to sharing a common view is open to different interpretation.
  • This will be achieved by learning from our past and sharing a common view with our suppliers of how to grow sales and lower costs.
  • He shares the common view that America's most significant mistake was to abandon the nation to its unhappy fate following the Soviet withdrawal.
1.4 [no object] (share in) (Of a number of people or organizations) have a part in (something, especially an activity): the companies would share in the development of three oil platforms
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  • Not to share in the activity and passion of your time is to count as not having lived.
  • Special ceremonies would not be complete without participants sharing in a meal.
  • Teaching never was a profession to enter for big cash rewards but it did once share in the hierarchies it protected.
participate in, take part in, play a part in, be involved in, contribute to, have a hand in, partake in
1.5Tell someone about (something), especially something personal: she had never shared the secret with anyone before
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  • He told the boys: ‘I don't usually tell people,’ and they humbly thanked him for sharing something so personal with them.
  • Gradually he began sharing a few personal details.
  • Now I don't normally like sharing something this personal with the world because it's the kind of thing that can come back and bite you.
1.6Post or repost (something) on a social media website or application: the app lets you share your photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr
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  • When your playlist is complete, you can share the link with friends or save it permanently for your own enjoyment.
  • It's conventional wisdom that many people seeing an intriguing headline share the link with friends before or even instead of actually reading the attached article.
  • In iPhoto, you can browse, edit, and share your photos in stunning new full-screen views.


Old English scearu 'division, part into which something may be divided', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schare and German Schar 'troop, multitude', also to shear. The verb dates from the late 16th century.


share and share alike

Having or receiving an equal share: their representatives shared the inheritance share and share alike
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  • Ironically, it was the Lewis and Clark expedition that gave York a serious opportunity to share and share alike in demands and responsibilities of men, white and black.
  • Just remember, it's share and share alike in the Fiore family.
  • Only one of them has the right one, and the three don't trust each other to share and share alike.

share a moment

see moment.



(also sharable) adjective
Example sentences
  • Basically we're talking a one-page menu of small, shareable dishes influenced by various international cuisines - our waiter suggested ordering two for each member of our party, though in the end we could've used a couple more.
  • These special and/or extraordinary expenses are generally considered to be shareable between both parents in proportion to their incomes.
  • Seeing it in writing makes it that much more shareable.


Pronunciation: /ˈSHerər/
Example sentences
  • Flats appeal to people without kids - young professionals, sharers, retired couples and first-time buyers - whereas most properties with three or more beds and a garden appeal to families.
  • The sharers and I didn't have the best relationship in the first place, but when I managed to sell the house they were renting (which they knew was on the market), things became heated.
  • They shared stories of how they paint their cars yellow and cruise the streets looking for potential ride sharers…

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share 2 Syllabification: share


Short for plowshare.
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  • Roman farmers used an ox-drawn, wheelless plough with iron shares or blades.
  • The shares comprise a cutting blade and a curved mould-board that physically inverts the soil profile.

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