[ shair ]
/ ʃɛər /
the full or proper portion or part allotted or belonging to or contributed or owed by an individual or group.
one of the equal fractional parts into which the capital stock of a joint-stock company or a corporation is divided.
- a digital file or document that can be accessed by specific users on a computer network, as for viewing, downloading, or making changes to it: I just sent you a share—can you improve the second paragraph?
- an act of sharing online content with specific users on a computer network: You can do a video share with friends and family.
verb (used with object), shared, shar·ing.
to divide and distribute in shares; apportion.
to use, participate in, enjoy, receive, etc., jointly: The two chemists shared the Nobel prize.
Digital Technology. to give specific users access to (online content), as by posting it on a social media website or sending it as an email attachment: to share photos on Instagram; a shared spreadsheet.
verb (used without object), shared, shar·ing.
to have a share or part; take part (often followed by in).
to divide, apportion, or receive equally.
Digital Technology. to give specific users access to online content: You can share via email, Facebook, or Twitter.
Digital Technology. noting or relating to the practice of sharing online content with specific users on a computer network: Add a share button to your site.
Words nearby share
Idioms for share
on/upon shares, on the principle of sharing the profits or losses of an undertaking: They agreed to work on shares.
Origin of share1
1325–75; Middle English (noun) “cutting, division”; Old English scearu “fork of the body, groin”; cognate with Dutch schaar, German Schar “troop.” See shear
OTHER WORDS FROM share
shar·a·ble, share·a·ble, adjectiveshar·er, nounhalf-shared, adjectivenon·shar·ing, adjective, noun
un·shar·a·ble, adjectiveun·share·a·ble, adjectiveun·shared, adjectiveun·shar·ing, adjective
synonym study for share
7. Share, partake, participate mean to join with others or to receive in common with others. To share is to give or receive a part of something, or to enjoy or assume something in common: to share in another's experiences. To partake is to take for one's own personal use a portion of something: to partake of food. To participate is especially to join with others in some thought, feeling, or, particularly, some action: to participate in a race, in a conversation.
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Examples from the Web for sharable
But with the advance of civilization an increasing proportion of life's values falls in the mental realm of sharable goods.Ethics|John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
British Dictionary definitions for sharable (1 of 2)
/ (ʃɛə) /
a part or portion of something owned, allotted to, or contributed by a person or group
(often plural) any of the equal parts, usually of low par value, into which the capital stock of a company is divided: ownership of shares carries the right to receive a proportion of the company's profitsSee also ordinary shares, preference shares
go shares informal to share (something) with another or others
(tr often foll by out) to divide or apportion, esp equally
(when intr, often foll by in) to receive or contribute a portion ofwe can share the cost of the petrol; six people shared in the inheritance
to join with another or others in the use of (something)can I share your umbrella?
Derived forms of sharesharable or shareable, adjectivesharer, noun
Word Origin for share
Old English scearu; related to Old Norse skor amount, Old High German scara crowd; see shear
British Dictionary definitions for sharable (2 of 2)
/ (ʃɛə) /
short for ploughshare
Word Origin for share
Old English scear; related to Old Norse skeri, Old High German scaro
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Idioms and Phrases with sharable
In addition to the idiom beginning with share
- share and share alike
- lion's share
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