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Definition 1: the allotment of some amount by dividing something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where share or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • death gets more than its share of attention from theologians

Synonyms for share in the sense of this definition

(share is a kind of ...) the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan

"the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state"

Definition 2: the effort contributed by a person in bringing about a result - [noun denoting act]

Samples where share or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I am proud of my contribution in advancing the project
  • they all did their share of the work

Synonyms for share in the sense of this definition

(share is a kind of ...) earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

"made an effort to cover all the reading material" "wished him luck in his endeavor" "she gave it a good try"

(... is a kind of share ) the part you are expected to play

"he held up his end"

Definition 3: a sharp steel wedge that cuts loose the top layer of soil - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for share in the sense of this definition

(share is a kind of ...) something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them

(... is part of share) plow that has a moldboard

Definition 4: assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where share or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he wanted his share in cash

Synonyms for share in the sense of this definition

(share is a kind of ...) anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company

(... is a kind of share ) a share set aside for a specific purpose

(... is a kind of share ) a share of the profits

"everyone got a cut of the earnings"

(... is a kind of share ) a system in which employees receive a share of the net profits of the business

(... is a kind of share ) (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something

"they have interests all over the world" "a stake in the company's future"

(... is a kind of share ) a promised or claimed share of loot or money

"he demanded his split before they disbanded"

(... is a kind of share ) a share of something

"a slice of the company's revenue"

(... is a kind of share ) an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period)

"travel allowance" "my weekly allowance of two eggs" "a child's allowance should not be too generous"

(... is a kind of share ) a fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity)

(... is a kind of share ) a portion of something divided into shares

"they split the loot three ways"

(... is a kind of share ) a share of money or food or clothing that has been charitably given

(... is a kind of share ) a share that has been dispensed or distributed

(... is a kind of share ) a portion of something (especially money)

(... is part of share) the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)

Definition 5: any of the equal portions into which the capital stock of a corporation is divided and ownership of which is evidenced by a stock certificate - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where share or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he bought 100 shares of IBM at the market price

(share is a kind of ...) a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation

"the value of his stocks doubled during the past year"

(... is part of share) the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)

"he owns a controlling share of the company's stock"

Definition 6: communicate - [verb of communication]

Samples where share or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'd like to share this idea with you

(share is a kind of ...) transmit thoughts or feelings

"He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

Definition 7: give out as one's portion or share - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for share in the sense of this definition

(share is a kind of ...) give to several people

"The teacher handed out the exams"

(share implies ...) come apart

"The two pieces that we had glued separated"

Definition 8: have, give, or receive a share of - [verb of possession]

Samples where share or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We shared the cake

Synonyms for share in the sense of this definition

(share is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

(... is a kind of share ) allow someone to have a share or profit

Definition 9: use jointly or in common - [verb of possession]

(share is a kind of ...) put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose

"use your head!" "we only use Spanish at home" "I can't use this tool" "Apply a magnetic field here" "This thinking was applied to many projects" "How do you utilize this tool?" "I apply this rule to get good results" "use the plastic bags to store the food" "He doesn't know how to use a computer"

(... is a kind of share ) share a room or a bed designed for only one person

(... is a kind of share ) combine into a common fund

"We pooled resources"

(... is a kind of share ) make something the property of the commune or community

Definition 10: have in common - [verb of stative]

Samples where share or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Our children share a love of music
  • The two countries share a long border

(share is a kind of ...) coincide partially or wholly

"Our vacations overlap"

(... is a kind of share ) have some of the qualities or attributes of something

(... is a kind of share ) have at least three points in common with

"one curve osculates the other" "these two surfaces osculate"

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