shares, sharing, shared
1) N-COUNT: oft N in n A company's shares are the many equal parts into which its ownership is divided. Shares can be bought by people as an investment.

This is why Sir Colin Marshall, British Airways' chairman, has been so keen to buy shares in US-AIR...

They faced a period of some months when the share price would remain fairly static.

2) V-RECIP If you share something with another person, you both have it, use it, or occupy it. You can also say that two people share something.

[V n with n] ...the small income he had shared with his brother from his father's estate...

[pl-n V n] Two Americans will share this year's Nobel Prize for Medicine...

[be V-ed between pl-n] Scarce water resources are shared between states who cannot trust each other...

[V-ed] Most hostel tenants would prefer single to shared rooms.

3) V-RECIP If you share a task, duty, or responsibility with someone, you each carry out or accept part of it. You can also say that two people share something.

[V n with n] You can find out whether they are prepared to share the cost of the flowers with you...

[pl-n V n] The republics have worked out a plan for sharing control of nuclear weapons.

4) V-RECIP If you share an experience with someone, you have the same experience, often because you are with them at the time. You can also say that two people share something.

[V n with n] Yes, I want to share my life with you...

[pl-n V n] I felt we both shared the same sense of loss, felt the same pain.

5) VERB: no cont If you share someone's opinion, you agree with them.

[V n] The forum's members share his view that business can be a positive force for change in developing countries...

[V-ed] Prosperity and economic success remain popular and broadly shared goals.

6) V-RECIP: no cont If one person or thing shares a quality or characteristic with another, they have the same quality or characteristic. You can also say that two people or things share something.

[V n with n] La Repubblica and El Pais are politically independent newspapers which share similar characteristics with certain British newspapers.

[pl-n V n] ...two groups who share a common language.

7) VERB If you share something that you have with someone, you give some of it to them or let them use it.

[V n with n] The village tribe is friendly and they share their water supply with you...

[V n among pl-n] Scientists now have to compete for funding, and do not share information among themselves...

[V n] Toddlers are notoriously antisocial when it comes to sharing toys. [Also V]

8) VERB If you share something personal such as a thought or a piece of news with someone, you tell them about it.

[V n with n] It can be beneficial to share your feelings with someone you trust...

[V n] Film critic Bob Mondello shares his thoughts on the movie `City of Hope'.

9) N-COUNT: usu sing, oft N of/in n If something is divided or distributed among a number of different people or things, each of them has, or is responsible for, a share of it.

Sara also pays a share of the gas, electricity and phone bills...

He is counting on winning seats and perhaps a share in the new government of Macedonia.

10) N-COUNT: usu sing with poss, N of n If you have or do your share of something, you have or do an amount that seems reasonable to you, or to other people.

Women must receive their fair share of training for good-paying jobs...

I have had more than my full share of adventures.

11) See also , market share, power-sharing
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English dictionary. 2008.