Meaning of SHARE in English


Function: verb

Inflected Form: shared ; shar · ing

Date: 1590

transitive verb

1 : to divide and distribute in shares : APPORTION ― usually used with out < shared out the land among his heirs>

2 a : to partake of, use, experience, occupy, or enjoy with others b : to have in common <they share a passion for opera>

3 : to grant or give a share in ― often used with with < shared the last of her water with us>

4 : to tell (as thoughts, feelings, or experiences) to others ― often used with with

intransitive verb

1 : to have a share ― used with in <we all shared in the fruits of our labor>

2 : to apportion and take shares of something

3 : to talk about one's thoughts, feelings, or experiences with others

– shar · er noun

synonyms SHARE , PARTICIPATE , PARTAKE mean to have, get, or use in common with another or others. SHARE usually implies that one as the original holder grants to another the partial use, enjoyment, or possession of a thing < shared my toys with the others>. PARTICIPATE implies a having or taking part in an undertaking, activity, or discussion < participated in sports>. PARTAKE implies accepting or acquiring a share especially of food or drink < partook freely of the refreshments>.

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.