- 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.
verb (used without object), shared, shar·ing.
- share account,
- share and share alike,
- share certificate,
- share draft,
- share index
Origin of share1
Origin of share2
Examples from the Web for shares
The future Mr. Vergara—and star of ‘True Blood’ and ‘Magic Mike’ shares some life advice in an exclusive video.Who Is Joe Manganiello? Sofia Vergara’s Fiancé on the Value of Hard Work|The Daily Beast Video|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As well as weekly church services, Boyfriend—who shares a birthday with Madonna—went to a private, Christian school.
On its first day of trading, Alibaba shares were up 38 percent, yielding a market capitalization of $213 billion.
But he shares with Foster Wallace a gift for exactitude, erudition, and moral concern.Charles D’Ambrosio’s X-Ray Vision Is On Full Display In His New Essay Collection.|Steve Almond|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The cells that hold its 49 inmates for 22 hours a day were a few feet bigger, and no one shares.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On|Tina Brown|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The pool will spring upon the market, right and left, selling thousands upon thousands of shares.The President|Alfred Henry Lewis
Shares that had fetched twelve hundred and fifty francs fell to four hundred, though intrinsically they were worth six.The Firm of Nucingen|Honore de Balzac
Listen, if you won't do it, buy five hundred shares for me with my own money.Making Money|Owen Johnson
As the state paper was depreciated the shares fell much below par.
Selkirk began by purchasing several thousand pounds worth of shares in the Company.The Great Company|Beckles Willson
Word Origin for share
Word Origin for share
"portion," Old English scearu "a cutting, shearing, tonsure; a part or division," related to sceran "to cut," from Proto-Germanic *skaro- (cf. Old High German scara "troop, share of forced labor," German Schar "troop, band," properly "a part of an army," Old Norse skör "rim"), from PIE root *(s)ker- (1) "to cut" (see shear).
Meaning "part of the capital of a joint stock company" is first attested c.1600. Share and share alike attested from 1560s. The same Old English noun in the sense "division" led to an obsolete noun share "fork ('division') of the body at the groin; pubic region" (late Old English and Middle English); hence share-bone "pubis" (early 15c.).
"iron blade of a plow," Old English scear, scær "plowshare," properly "that which cuts," from Proto-Germanic *skar- (cf. Old Frisian skere, Middle Low German schar, Old High German scar, German Schar, Dutch ploegschaar, Middle High German pfluocschar), from PIE root *(s)ker- (1) "to cut" (see shear).
1580s, "to apportion to someone as his share; to apportion out to others; to enjoy or suffer (something) with others," from share (n.1). Meaning "to divide one's own and give part to others" is recorded from 1590s. Meaning "confess one's sins openly" (1932, implied in sharing) is from "the language of Moral Rearmament" [OED]. Related: Shared; sharer; sharing.
In addition to the idiom beginning with share
- share and share alike
- lion's share