Meaning of SHARE in English

SHARE

/ ʃeə(r); NAmE ʃer/ verb , noun

■ verb

USE AT SAME TIME

1.

share (sth) (with sb) to have or use sth at the same time as sb else :

[ vn ]

Sue shares a house with three other students.

[ v ]

There isn't an empty table. Would you mind sharing?

DIVIDE BETWEEN PEOPLE

2.

[ vn ] share sth (out) (among / between sb) to divide sth between two or more people :

We shared the pizza between the four of us.

—see also job-sharing , power-sharing

GIVE SOME OF YOURS

3.

share (sth) (with sb) to give some of what you have to sb else; to let sb use sth that is yours :

[ vn ]

Eli shared his chocolate with the other kids.

The conference is a good place to share information and exchange ideas.

[ v ]

John had no brothers or sisters and wasn't used to sharing.

FEELINGS / IDEAS / PROBLEMS

4.

share (in) sth | share sth (with sb) to have the same feelings, ideas, experiences, etc. as sb else :

[ vn ]

They shared a common interest in botany.

People often share their political views with their parents.

a view that is widely shared

shared values

[ v ]

I didn't really share in her love of animals.

5.

share sth (with sb) to tell other people about your ideas, experiences and feelings :

[ vn ]

Men often don't like to share their problems.

The two friends shared everything—they had no secrets.

Would you like to share your experience with the rest of the group?

[ v ]

The group listens while one person shares (= tells other people about their experiences, feelings, etc.) .

BLAME / RESPONSIBILITY

6.

share (in) sth | share sth (with sb) to be equally involved in sth or responsible for sth :

[ v ]

I try to get the kids to share in the housework.

[ vn ]

Both drivers shared the blame for the accident.

IDIOMS

- share and share alike

—more at trouble noun

■ noun

PART / AMOUNT OF STH

1.

[ C , usually sing. ] share (of / in sth) one part of sth that is divided between two or more people :

How much was your share of the winnings?

Next year we hope to have a bigger share of the market.

( BrE )

I'm looking for a flat share (= a flat that is shared by two or more people who are not related) .

—see also market share , timeshare

2.

[ sing. ] share (of sth) the part that sb has in a particular activity that involves several people :

We all did our share.

Everyone must accept their share of the blame.

3.

[ sing. ] share (of sth) an amount of sth that is thought to be normal or acceptable for one person :

I've had my share of luck in the past.

I've done my share of worrying for one day!

IN BUSINESS

4.

[ C ] share (in sth) any of the units of equal value into which a company is divided and sold to raise money. People who own shares receive part of the company's profits :

shares in British Telecom

a fall in share prices

—compare stock noun (4)

—see also ordinary share

FARM EQUIPMENT

5.

[ C ] ( NAmE ) = ploughshare

IDIOMS

see cake noun , fair adjective , lion , pie

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WORD ORIGIN

verb and noun senses 1 to 4 Old English scearu division, part into which something may be divided , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schare and German Schar troop, multitude, also to shear . The verb dates from the late 16th cent.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.