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SHARE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does share mean? 

SHARE (noun)
  The noun SHARE has 5 senses:

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
2. assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
3. the allotment of some amount by dividing something
4. any one of a number of individual efforts in a common endeavor
5. a sharp steel wedge that cuts loose the top layer of soil

  Familiarity information: SHARE used as a noun is common.


SHARE (verb)
  The verb SHARE has 5 senses:

1. have in common
2. use jointly or in common
3. have, give, or receive a share of
4. give out as one's portion or share
5. communicate

  Familiarity information: SHARE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHARE (noun)


Sense 1share [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Context example:

he bought 100 shares of IBM at the market price

Hypernyms ("share" is a kind of...):

stock; stock certificate (a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation)

Holonyms ("share" is a part of...):

stock (the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity))


Sense 2share [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

share; percentage; portion; part

Context example:

he wanted his share in cash

Hypernyms ("share" is a kind of...):

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

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "share"):

allocation; allotment (a share set aside for a specific purpose)

cut (a share of the profits)

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

interest; stake ((law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something)

split (a promised or claimed share of loot or money)

piece; slice (a share of something)

allowance (an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period))

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

way (a portion of something divided into shares)

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

dispensation (a share that has been dispensed or distributed)

tranche (a portion of something (especially money))

Holonyms ("share" is a part of...):

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


Sense 3share [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The allotment of some amount by dividing something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

parcel; share; portion

Context example:

death gets more than its share of attention from theologians

Hypernyms ("share" is a kind of...):

allocation; allotment; apportioning; apportionment; assignation; parceling; parcelling (the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan)


Sense 4share [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any one of a number of individual efforts in a common endeavor

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

contribution; share; part

Context examples:

I am proud of my contribution to the team's success / they all did their share of the work

Hypernyms ("share" is a kind of...):

attempt; effort; endeavor; endeavour; try (earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "share"):

end (the part you are expected to play)


Sense 5share [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sharp steel wedge that cuts loose the top layer of soil

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

ploughshare; plowshare; share

Hypernyms ("share" is a kind of...):

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

Holonyms ("share" is a part of...):

moldboard plow; mouldboard plough (plow that has a moldboard)


SHARE (verb)


Sense 1share [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have in common

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context examples:

Our children share a love of music / The two countries share a long border

Hypernyms (to "share" is one way to...):

overlap (coincide partially or wholly)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "share"):

partake (have some of the qualities or attributes of something)

osculate (have at least three points in common with)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s something with something


Sense 2share [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Use jointly or in common

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "share" is one way to...):

apply; employ; use; utilise; utilize (put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "share"):

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

pool (combine into a common fund)

communalise; communalize (make something the property of the commune or community)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 3share [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have, give, or receive a share of

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

partake; partake in; share

Context example:

We shared the cake

Hypernyms (to "share" is one way to...):

acquire; get (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "share"):

cut in (allow someone to have a share or profit)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4share [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give out as one's portion or share

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

portion out; divvy up; apportion; share; deal

Hypernyms (to "share" is one way to...):

distribute; give out; hand out; pass out (give out)

"Share" entails doing...:

divide; part; separate (come apart)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 5share [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Communicate

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

I'd like to share this idea with you

Hypernyms (to "share" is one way to...):

communicate; intercommunicate (transmit thoughts or feelings)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Nothing succeeds like success." (English proverb)

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"Once a horse is old, ticks and flies flock to it." (Corsican proverb)

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