Meaning of SHARE in English


1. n. & v.


1. a portion that a person receives from or gives to a common amount.

2 a a part contributed by an individual to an enterprise or commitment. b a part received by an individual from this (got a large share of the credit).

3 part-proprietorship of property held by joint owners, esp. any of the equal parts into which a company's capital is divided entitling its owner to a proportion of the profits.


1. tr. get or have or give a share of.

2 tr. use or benefit from jointly with others.

3 intr. have a share; be a sharer (shall I share with you?).

4 intr. (foll. by in) participate.

5 tr. (often foll. by out) a divide and distribute. b give away part of.

Phrases and idioms:

share and share alike make an equal division. share-farmer Austral. & NZ a tenant farmer who receives a share of the profits from the owner.


shareable adj. (also sharable). sharer n.

Etymology: ME f. OE scearu division, rel. to SHEAR 2. n. PLOUGHSHARE.

Etymology: OE scear, sc{aelig}r f. Gmc

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.