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  1. share
    IPA[SHer]
  2. noun

    • 1. a part or portion of a larger amount which 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
    • 2. part proprietorship of property held by joint owners:

      Jake had a share in a large, seagoing vessel
    • 3. 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
    • 4. one 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
    • 5. an 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.

    verb

    • 1. have 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
      Synonym : split, divide, go halves in/with, go fifty-fifty in, go Dutch
    • 2. give a portion of (something) to another or others:

      money raised will be shared between the two charities
      Synonym : apportion, portion out, divide up, allocate, ration out, give out, distribute, dispense, hand out, dish out, deal out, dole out, parcel out, measure out, carve up, divvy up
    • 3. use, occupy, or enjoy (something) jointly with another or others:

      they once shared a house in the Hamptons there weren't enough plates so we had to share
    • 4. possess (a view or quality) in common with others:

      other countries don't share our reluctance to eat goat meat
    • 5. (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
      Synonym : participate in, take part in, play a part in, have a role in, be involved in, contribute to, have a hand in, have something to do with, partake in, have a share in, have a percentage of, have a stake in
    • 6. tell someone about (something, especially something personal):

      she had never shared the secret with anyone before
    • 7. post or repost (something) on a social media website or application:

      the app lets you share your photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: share, plural noun: shares

    • noun

      short for plowshare
    • noun

      a part or portion of a larger amount which is divided among a number of people, or to which a number of people contribute:

      each of the notional parts into which property held by joint owners is divided:

    • verb

      have a portion of (something) with another or others:

      give a portion of (something) to another or others:

    • noun

      short for ploughshare
    • adjective

      distributed between members of a group:

      used, occupied, or enjoyed jointly with another or others:

    • adjective

      distributed between members of a group:

      used, occupied, or enjoyed jointly with another or others:

    • verb

      (of airlines) enter into a commercial arrangement whereby one sells seats on a flight operated by the other, with each airline using their own flight number:
    • noun

      a commercial arrangement beween two airlines whereby one sells seats on a flight operated by the other, with each airline using their own flight number:
    • verb

      participate in an arrangement in which a passenger travels in a private vehicle driven by its owner, for free or for a fee, especially as arranged by means of a website or app:
    • noun

      another term for ride-sharing
    • verb

      (of two part-time employees) jointly do a full-time job, sharing the remuneration:
    • noun

      an arrangement in which two people share the work and pay of a single full-time job:
    • noun

      a share entitling its holder to dividends that vary in amount and may even be missed, depending on the fortunes of the company; common stock.
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