share

share1
sharable, shareable, adj.sharer, n.
/shair/, n., v., shared, sharing.
n.
1. the full or proper portion or part allotted or belonging to or contributed or owed by an individual or group.
2. one of the equal fractional parts into which the capital stock of a joint-stock company or a corporation is divided.
3. on or upon shares, on the principle of sharing the profits or losses of an undertaking: They agreed to work on shares.
v.t.
4. to divide and distribute in shares; apportion.
5. to use, participate in, enjoy, receive, etc., jointly: The two chemists shared the Nobel prize.
v.i.
6. to have a share or part; take part (often fol. by in).
7. to divide, apportion, or receive equally.
[1325-75; ME (n.) cutting, division; OE scearu fork of the body, groin; c. D schaar, G Schar troop. See SHEAR]
Syn. 1. allotment, allocation; contribution, assessment; quota, lot. 4. allot, parcel out, deal out, dole, mete. 6. SHARE, PARTAKE, PARTICIPATE mean to join with others or to receive in common with others. To SHARE is to give or receive a part of something, or to enjoy or assume something in common: to share in another's experiences. To PARTAKE is to take for one's own personal use a portion of something: to partake of food. To PARTICIPATE is esp. to join with others in some thought, feeling, or, particularly, some action: to participate in a race, in a conversation.
share2
/shair/, n.
a plowshare.
[bef. 900; ME; OE scear; c. G Schar. See SHEAR]

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