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Webster 1913 Edition


Share

Share

,
Noun.
[OE.
schar
, AS.
scear
; akin to OHG.
scaro
, G.
schar
, pflug
shar
, and E.
shear
, v. See
Shear
.]
1.
The part (usually an iron or steel plate) of a plow which cuts the ground at the bottom of a furrow; a plowshare.
2.
The part which opens the ground for the reception of the seed, in a machine for sowing seed.
Knight.

Share

,
Noun.
[OE.
share
, AS.
scearu
,
scaru
, fr.
sceran
to shear, cut. See
Shear
,
Verb.
]
1.
A certain quantity; a portion; a part; a division;
as, a small
share
of prudence
.
2.
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.
“My share of fame.”
Dryden.
3.
Hence, one of a certain number of equal portions into which any property or invested capital is divided;
as, a ship owned in ten
shares
.
4.
The pubes; the sharebone.
[Obs.]
Holland.
To go shares
,
to partake; to be equally concerned.
Share and share alike
,
in equal shares.

Share

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Shared
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Sharing
.]
1.
To part among two or more; to distribute in portions; to divide.
Suppose I
share
my fortune equally between my children and a stranger.
Swift.
2.
To partake of, use, or experience, with others; to have a portion of; to take and possess in common;
as, to
share
a shelter with another
.
While avarice and rapine share
the land.
Milton.
3.
To cut; to shear; to cleave; to divide.
[Obs.]
The
shared
visage hangs on equal sides.
Dryden.

Share

(shâr)
,
Verb.
I.
To have part; to receive a portion; to partake, enjoy, or suffer with others.
A right of inheritance gave every one a title to
share
in the goods of his father.
Locke.

Webster 1828 Edition


Share

SHARE

,
Noun.
1. a part; a portion; a quantity; as a small share of prudence or good sense.
2. A part or portion of a thing owned by a number in common; that part of an undivided interest which belongs to each proprietor; as a ship owned in ten shares; a Tontine buildind owned in a hundred shares.
3. The part of a thing allotted or distributed to each individual of a number; divided; separate portion. Each heir has received his share of the estate.
4. A part belonging to one; portion possessed.
Nor I without my share of fame. Dryden.
5. A part contributed. He bears his share of the burden.
6. The broad iron or blade of a plow which cuts the ground; or a furrow-slice.

Definition 2023


share

share

English

Noun

share (plural shares)

  1. A portion of something, especially a portion given or allotted to someone.
  2. (finance) A financial instrument that shows that one owns a part of a company that provides the benefit of limited liability.
  3. (computing) A configuration enabling a resource to be shared over a network.
    Upload media from the browser or directly to the file share.
  4. The sharebone or pubis.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Holland to this entry?)
Derived terms
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Verb

share (third-person singular simple present shares, present participle sharing, simple past and past participle shared)

  1. To give part of what one has to somebody else to use or consume.
  2. To have or use in common.
    to share a shelter with another; They share a language.
    • John Milton (1608-1674)
      while avarice and rapine share the land
    • 1915, Mrs. Belloc Lowndes, The Lodger, chapter I:
      Thanks to that penny he had just spent so recklessly [on a newspaper] he would pass a happy hour, taken, for once, out of his anxious, despondent, miserable self. It irritated him shrewdly to know that these moments of respite from carking care would not be shared with his poor wife, with careworn, troubled Ellen.
  3. To divide and distribute.
    • Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)
      Suppose I share my fortune equally between my children and a stranger.
  4. To tell to another.
    He shared his story with the press.
    • 2013 June 21, Oliver Burkeman, The tao of tech”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 27:
      The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about [], or offering services that let you [] "share the things you love with the world" and so on. But the real way to build a successful online business is to be better than your rivals at undermining people's control of their own attention.
  5. (obsolete) To cut; to shear; to cleave; to divide.
    • John Dryden (1631-1700)
      The shared visage hangs on equal sides.
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Etymology 2

From Middle English share, schare, shaar, from Old English scear, scær (ploughshare), from Proto-Germanic *skaraz (ploughshare), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (to cut). Cognate with Dutch schaar (ploughshare), German dialectal Schar (ploghshare), Danish plovskær (ploghshare). More at shear.

Noun

share (plural shares)

  1. (agriculture) The cutting blade of an agricultural machine like a plough, a cultivator or a seeding-machine.
Derived terms
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Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: class · century · sorry · #986: share · working · breath · camp

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Japanese

Romanization

share

  1. rōmaji reading of しゃれ
  2. rōmaji reading of シャレ

Manx

Etymology

From Old Irish ferr (better), from Proto-Celtic *werros, from Proto-Indo-European *wers- (peak). Akin to Latin verrūca (steep place, height), Lithuanian viršùs (top, head) and Old Church Slavonic врьхъ (vrĭxŭ, top, peak). Compare Irish fearr.

Adjective

share

  1. comparative degree of mie
    Share çhyndaa cabbil ayns mean ny h-aah na goll er vaih.
    Better to change horses in mid ford than to drown.