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1. A part or portion belonging to, distributed to, contributed by, or owed by a person or group: The pirates argued over their shares of the treasure.

2. An equitable portion: do ones share of the work.


a. One of the equal parts into which the capital stock of a company is divided: bought 200 shares of the companys stock.

b. A unit of ownership in a mutual fund or other investment vehicle: bought two shares in a mutual fund.

c. shares Chiefly British Stocks: European shares jumped two percent. The fund invests half the money in bonds and half in shares.

v. shared, shar·ing, shares


a. To accord a share in (something) to another or others: shared her chocolate bar with a friend.

b. To divide and parcel out in shares; apportion: shared the estate among his heirs.


a. To participate in, use, enjoy, or experience jointly or in turns: share a responsibility; share a room.

b. To hold or have jointly with another or others: She shares my view about the election.

3. To relate (a secret or experience, for example) to another or others.

4. Computers To make (a digital file) accessible to other users on a network, as for copying and downloading.


1. To have a share or part: shared in the profits.

2. To allow someone to use or enjoy something that one possesses: Being in daycare taught the child to share.

3. To use or enjoy something jointly or in turns: There is only one computer, so we will have to share.

4. To talk about personal experiences or feelings with others.


go shares

To be concerned or partake equally or jointly, as in a business venture.

share′a·ble, shar′a·ble adj.

shar′er n.

share 2


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1. a part or portion of something owned, allotted to, or contributed by a person or group

2. (Stock Exchange) (often plural) any of the equal parts, usually of low par value, into which the capital stock of a company is divided: ownership of shares carries the right to receive a proportion of the companys profits. See also ordinary shares, preference shares

3. go shares informal to share (something) with another or others


4. (often foll by: out) to divide or apportion, esp equally

5. (when: intr, often foll by in) to receive or contribute a portion of: we can share the cost of the petrol; six people shared in the inheritance.

6. to join with another or others in the use of (something): can I share your umbrella?.

[Old English scearu; related to Old Norse skor amount, Old High German scara crowd; see shear]

ˈsharable, ˈshareable adj

ˈsharer n



[Old English scear; related to Old Norse skeri, Old High German scaro]

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n., v. shared, shar•ing. n.

1. a part of a whole, esp. a portion allotted or assigned to a member of a group.

2. one of the equal fractional parts into which the capital stock of a corporation is divided.


3. to divide and distribute in shares; apportion.

4. to use, participate in, receive, etc., jointly: The two chemists shared the Nobel prize.


5. to have a share or part; take part (often fol. by in).

6. to receive equally.

[1325–75; Old English scearu fork of the body, groin, c. Old Saxon, Old High German scara (German Schar) troop]

shar′er, n.

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Past participle: shared
Gerund: sharing
I share
you share
he/she/it shares
we share
you share
they share
I shared
you shared
he/she/it shared
we shared
you shared
they shared
Present Continuous
I am sharing
you are sharing
he/she/it is sharing
we are sharing
you are sharing
they are sharing
Present Perfect
I have shared
you have shared
he/she/it has shared
we have shared
you have shared
they have shared
Past Continuous
I was sharing
you were sharing
he/she/it was sharing
we were sharing
you were sharing
they were sharing
Past Perfect
I had shared
you had shared
he/she/it had shared
we had shared
you had shared
they had shared
I will share
you will share
he/she/it will share
we will share
you will share
they will share
Future Perfect
I will have shared
you will have shared
he/she/it will have shared
we will have shared
you will have shared
they will have shared
Future Continuous
I will be sharing
you will be sharing
he/she/it will be sharing
we will be sharing
you will be sharing
they will be sharing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sharing
you have been sharing
he/she/it has been sharing
we have been sharing
you have been sharing
they have been sharing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sharing
you will have been sharing
he/she/it will have been sharing
we will have been sharing
you will have been sharing
they will have been sharing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sharing
you had been sharing
he/she/it had been sharing
we had been sharing
you had been sharing
they had been sharing
I would share
you would share
he/she/it would share
we would share
you would share
they would share
Past Conditional
I would have shared
you would have shared
he/she/it would have shared
we would have shared
you would have shared
they would have shared

Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

Noun1.share - assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; he wanted his share in cash

net income, net profit, profit, profits, earnings, lucre, net - the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)

tranche - a portion of something (especially money)

dispensation - a share that has been dispensed or distributed

dole - a share of money or food or clothing that has been charitably given

way - a portion of something divided into shares; they split the loot three ways

ration - a fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity)

allowance - an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period); travel allowance; my weekly allowance of two eggs; a childs allowance should not be too generous

slice, piece - a share of something; a slice of the companys revenue

split - a promised or claimed share of loot or money; he demanded his split before they disbanded

stake, interest - (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something; they have interests all over the world; a stake in the companys future

profit sharing - a system in which employees receive a share of the net profits of the business

cut - a share of the profits; everyone got a cut of the earnings

allocation, allotment - a share set aside for a specific purpose

assets - anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company

2.shareshare - 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

stock - the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity); he owns a controlling share of the companys stock

stock certificate, stock - a certificate documenting the shareholders ownership in the corporation; the value of his stocks doubled during the past year

3.share - the allotment of some amount by dividing something; death gets more than its share of attention from theologians

apportioning, apportionment, parceling, parcelling, assignation, allocation, allotment - the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan; the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state

4.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

attempt, effort, try, endeavor, endeavour - earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; made an effort to cover all the reading material; wished him luck in his endeavor; she gave it a good try

end - the part you are expected to play; he held up his end

5.shareshare - a sharp steel wedge that cuts loose the top layer of soil

moldboard plow, mouldboard plough - plow that has a moldboard

wedge - something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them

Verb1.share - have in common; Our children share a love of music; The two countries share a long border

overlap - coincide partially or wholly; Our vacations overlap

partake - have some of the qualities or attributes of something

osculate - have at least three points in common with; one curve osculates the other; these two surfaces osculate

2.share - use jointly or in common

apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize - put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; use your head!; we only use Spanish at home; I cant use this tool; Apply a magnetic field here; This thinking was applied to many projects; How do you utilize this tool?; I apply this rule to get good results; use the plastic bags to store the food; He doesnt know how to use a computer

double up - share a room or a bed designed for only one person

pool - combine into a common fund; We pooled resources

communalise, communalize - make something the property of the commune or community

3.share - have, give, or receive a share of; We shared the cake

acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; She got a lot of paintings from her uncle; They acquired a new pet; Get your results the next day; Get permission to take a few days off from work

cut in - allow someone to have a share or profit

4.shareshare - give out as ones portion or share  

hand out, pass out, give out, distribute - give to several people; The teacher handed out the exams

5.share - communicate; Id like to share this idea with you

communicate, intercommunicate - transmit thoughts or feelings; He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist

Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.



1. part, portion, quota, ration, lot, cut (informal), due, division, contribution, proportion, allowance, whack (informal), allotment I have had more than my share of adventures.


2. go halves on, divide, go fifty-fifty on (informal), go Dutch on (informal) Share the cost of the flowers.

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002



1. That which is allotted:

Informal: cut.

2. Ones proper or expected function in a common effort:


1. To give out in portions or shares:

2. To have a share, as in an act or result; have a hand in:

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حِصَّه، نَصيبدَوْر، قِسْطسَهْمقِسْميَتَشارَك

akciepodílsdíletúčastpodílet se


jakaaosuusvannasolla yhteistäosa


részvényközösen használmegosztosztozikrészesedik

deilahluti, skerfurhlutur, hlutaféòátturtaka òátt í



akcijaakcininkasbalsasdalintisgyventi kartu

akcijadaļadalītdalītiesieguldīt savu daļu

deleždelitideliti silemežrazdeliti



chia nhauphần

Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005




(= part, portion) → part f
ones share of sth → sa part de qch
She pays her share of the bills → Elle paie sa part des dépenses du ménage.
a share in sth → une part de qch
He is claiming a share in her fortune → Il réclame une part de sa fortune.
to pay ones share → payer sa part
Everybody pays their share → Tout le monde paie sa part.
to do ones share → faire sa part
to have had ones share of sth → avoir eu sa part de qch
I have had more than my share of adventures → Jai eu ma part daventures.

(FINANCE)action f
Theyve got shares in British Gas → Ils ont des actions de British Gas.

modif (FINANCE) [trading, dealing] → dactions; [value] → des actions share earnings, share offer, share ownership, share price


(= have or use at the same time) [+ house, room, taxi, table, prize, resources] → partager
to share a room with sb → partager une chambre avec qn

(= divide) [+ food, cost, money, work, responsibility] → partager
Share the sweets between the children → Partage les bonbons entre les enfants.

(= let sb use or have) [+ information, sweets, toys] → partager

(= tell) [+ feelings, thoughts] → partager

Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005



share certificate

nAktienzertifikat nt


n (US Agr) → (Farm)pächter(in) m(f) (der/die Pacht in Form eines Ernteanteils zahlt)





n (Agr) → (Pflug)schar f

Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007



2. vt

a. (also share out) → spartirsi
to share (out) among or between → dividere tra
the thieves shared (out) the money → i ladri si sono spartiti i soldi

b. (use jointly) to share (with)dividere (con)
shall we share the last bottle of wine? → ci beviamo insieme lultima bottiglia di vino?
shared line (Telec) → duplex m inv

Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(ʃeə) noun

1. one of the parts of something that is divided among several people etc. We all had a share of the cake; We each paid our share of the bill.

2. the part played by a person in something done etc by several people etc. I had no share in the decision.

3. a fixed sum of money invested in a business company by a ˈshareholder.


1. (usually with among, ~between, ~with) to divide among a number of people. We shared the money between us.

2. to have, use etc (something that another person has or uses); to allow someone to use (something one has or owns). The students share a sitting-room; The little boy hated sharing his toys.

3. (sometimes with in) to have a share of with someone else. He wouldnt let her share the cost of the taxi.

ˈshareholder noun

a person who owns shares in a business company.

share and share alike

with everyone having an equal share. We divided the money between us, share and share alike.

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.


قِسْم, يُشَارِكُ dělit se, podíl andel, dele Anteil, teilen μερίδιο, μοιράζω compartir, parte jakaa, osuus part, partager dijeliti, dio azione, condividere 分ける, 分け前 나누다, 몫 aandeel, delen aksje, dele część, podzielić compartilhar, parte делить(ся), доля del, dela แบ่งส่วน, ส่วนแบ่ง pay, paylaşmak chia nhau, phần 份额, 分享

Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

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n parte f; — of cost (US) parte del costo (que tiene que pagar el paciente); vt compartir; shared decision making..toma de decisiones compartida; to — needles compartir agujas

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