share ( shares plural & 3rd person present) ( sharing present participle) ( shared past tense & past participle )
1 n-count A company's shares are the many equal parts into which its ownership is divided. Shares can be bought by people as an investment. (BUSINESS) oft N in n
This is why Sir Colin Marshall, British Airways' chairman, has been so keen to buy shares in US-AIR..., For some months the share price remained 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.
...the small income he had shared with his brother from his father's estate... V n with n
Two Americans will share this year's Nobel Prize for Medicine... pl-n V n
Scarce water resources are shared between states who cannot trust each other... be V-ed between pl-n
Most hostel tenants would prefer single to shared rooms. V-ed
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.
You can find out whether they are prepared to share the cost of the flowers with you... V n with n
The republics have worked out a plan for sharing control of nuclear weapons. pl-n V n
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.
Yes, I want to share my life with you... V n with n
I felt we both shared the same sense of loss, felt the same pain. pl-n V n
5 verb If you share someone's opinion, you agree with them.
We share his view that business can be a positive force for change... V n
Prosperity and economic success remain popular and broadly shared goals. V-ed
6 v-recip 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.
...newspapers which share similar characteristics with certain British newspapers. V n with n
...two groups who share a common language. pl-n V n
7 verb If you share something that you have with someone, you give some of it to them or let them use it.
The village tribe is friendly and they share their water supply with you... V n with n
Scientists now have to compete for funding, and do not share information among themselves... V n among pl-n
Toddlers are notoriously antisocial when it comes to sharing toys. V n, 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.
It can be beneficial to share your feelings with someone you trust... V n with n
Film critic Bob Mondello shares his thoughts on the movie `City of Hope'. V n
9 n-count If something is divided or distributed among a number of different people or things, each of them has, or is responsible for, a shareof it.
usu sing, oft N of/in n
Sara also pays a share of the gas, electricity and phone bills...
10 n-count If you have or do your shareof something, you have or do an amount that seems reasonable to you, or to other people.
usu sing with poss, N of n
Women must receive their fair share of training for good-paying jobs...
lion's share →
market share →
power-sharing share in phrasal verb If you share in something such as a success or a responsibility, you are one of a number of people who achieve or accept it. The company is offering you the chance to share in its success... V P n share out phrasal verb If you share out an amount of something, you give each person in a group an equal or fair part of it. I drain the pasta, then I share it out between two plates... V n P The company will share out $1.3 billion among 500,000 policyholders. V P n (not pron) →
job share ( job shares plural & 3rd person present) ( job sharing present participle) ( job shared past tense & past participle ) If two people job share, they share the same job by working part-time, for example one person working in the mornings and the other in the afternoons. verb
They both want to job share. V
Job share is also a noun., n-count
She works in a bank job share.
job sharing n-uncount
Part-time work and job sharing will become commonplace.
If a person, group, or project gets thelion's shareof something, they get the largest part of it, leaving very little for other people. n-sing usu the N of n
Military and nuclear research have received the lion's share of public funding.
market share ( market shares plural ) A company's market share in a product is the proportion of the total sales of that product that is produced by that company. (BUSINESS) n-var oft with poss
Ford has been gaining market share this year at the expense of GM.
A company's share capital is the money that shareholders invest in order to start or expand the business. (BUSINESS) n-uncount
The bank has a share capital of almost 100 million dollars.
share index ( share indices plural) ( share indexes plural ) A share index is a number that indicates the state of a stock market. It is based on the combined share prices of a set of companies. (BUSINESS) n-count
The FT 30 share index was up 16.4 points to 1,599.6.
share issue ( share issues plural ) When there is a share issue, shares in a company are made available for people to buy. (BUSINESS) n-count
share option ( share options plural ) A share option is an opportunity for the employees of a company to buy shares at a special price.
(BRIT, BUSINESS) n-count
Only a handful of firms offer share option schemes to all their employees.
in AM use stock option
share-out ( share-outs plural ) If there is a share-outof something, several people are given equal or fair parts of it. n-count usu sing
...the share-out of seats in the transitional government.
share shop ( share shops plural ) A share shop is a shop or Internet website where members of the public can buy shares in companies. (BUSINESS) n-count
time-share ( time-shares plural ) , time share If you have a time-share, you have the right to use a particular property as holiday accommodation for a specific amount of time each year. n-var