share NOUN 1) a part of a larger amount which is divided among or contributed by a number of people. 2) any of the equal parts into which a company's capital is divided, entitling the holder to a proportion of the profits. 3) the allotted or due amount expected to be had or done: more than their fair share of problems. 4) a person's contribution to an enterprise.
VERB 1) have or give a share of. 2) possess or use in common with others. 3) (share in) participate in. 4) tell someone about.
DERIVATIVES shareable (also sharable) adjective sharer noun.
ORIGIN Old English, related to SHEAR(Cf. ↑shearer).

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