AskDefine | Define share

Dictionary Definition



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, portion]
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, part]
5 a sharp steel wedge that cuts loose the top layer of soil [syn: plowshare, ploughshare]


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"

User Contributed Dictionary



Etymology 1



  1. A part of something.
  2. A financial instrument that shows that you own a part of a company that provides the benefit of limited liability.
part of something
  • Arabic:
  • Chinese: 部分 (bùfèn)
  • Czech: podíl , poměrná část
  • Dutch: deel, aandeel
  • Finnish: osuus, osa
  • French: part
  • German: Anteil, Teil
  • Hebrew: חלק (khalek)
  • Hungarian: részesedés
  • Italian: parte
  • Japanese: 分担 (ぶんたん, buntan)
  • Korean: (mok)
  • Polish: część
  • Portuguese: parte
  • Russian: доля
  • Spanish: participación
  • Swedish: andel, del
  • Urdu: (hissah)
financial instrument
  • Chinese: (gǔ)
  • Czech: akcie
  • Dutch: aandeel
  • Finnish: osake
  • German: Aktie
  • Hebrew: מניה (m’naya)
  • Hungarian: részvény
  • Japanese: (かぶ, kabu), 株式 (かぶしき, kabushiki)
  • Polish: akcja
  • Portuguese: ação
  • Russian: акция
  • Spanish: acción
  • Swedish: aktie
  • Urdu: (hissah)


  1. To give part of what one has to somebody else to use or consume.
  2. To have in common.
    They share a language.
  3. To divide and distribute
Derived terms
to give
* Spanish: dar
to have in common
  • Czech: sdílet
  • Finnish: olla yhteinen
  • Japanese: 共有する, 共用する
  • Russian: разделять , разделить
to divide and distribute
  • Japanese: 分担する

Etymology 2

scear, scær.


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




  1. best

Extensive Definition

Share may refer to:
share in Arabic: بورصة
share in Belarusian: Акцыя
share in German: Share
share in Spanish: Share (desambiguación)
share in French: Bourse
share in Italian: Share
share in Hebrew: בורסה
share in Japanese: Share
share in Polish: Papier wartościowy
share in Romanian: Bursă (dezambiguizare)
share in Simple English: Share

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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