Hypertext Webster Gateway: "share"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Share \Share\, n. [OE. schar, AS. scear; akin to OHG. scaro, G.
schar, pflugshar, 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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Share \Share\, v. 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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Share \Share\, n. [OE. share, AS. scearu, scaru, fr. sceran to
shear, cut. See {Shear}, v.]
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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Share \Share\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shared}; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To part among two or more; to distribute in portions; to

Suppose I share my fortune equally between my
children and a stranger. --Swift.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: 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"
2: assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an
individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"
[syn: {portion}, {part}, {percentage}]
3: the result of parcelling out or sharing; "death gets more
than its share of attention from theologicans" [syn: {parcel},
4: any one of a number of individual efforts in a common
endeavor: "I am proud of my contribution to the team's
success"; "they all did their share of the work" [syn: {contribution},
5: a sharp steel wedge that cuts loose the top layer of soil
[syn: {plowshare}, {ploughshare}]
v 1: have in common; "Our children share a love of music"; "The
two countries share a long border"
2: use jointly or in common
3: have, give, or receive a share of: "We shared the cake"
[syn: {partake}, {partake in}]
4: give out as one's portion or share [syn: {divvy up}, {portion
out}, {apportion}, {deal}]
5: communicate; "I'd like to share this idea with you"

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