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English noun: share

1. share (possession) assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group


SamplesHe wanted his share in cash.


Synonymspart, percentage, portion


Broader (hypernym)assets


Narrower (hyponym)allocation, allotment, allowance, cut, dispensation, dole, interest, piece, profit sharing, ration, slice, split, stake, tranche, way


Part meronymearnings, lucre, net, net income, net profit, profit, profits

2. share (possession) 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


SamplesHe bought 100 shares of IBM at the market price.


Broader (hypernym)stock, stock certificate


Part meronymstock

3. share (act) the allotment of some amount by dividing something


SamplesDeath gets more than its share of attention from theologians.


Synonymsparcel, portion


Broader (hypernym)allocation, allotment, apportioning, apportionment, assignation, parceling, parcelling

4. share (act) the part played by a person in bringing about a result


SamplesI am proud of my contribution in advancing the project.
They all did their share of the work.


Synonymscontribution, part


Broader (hypernym)attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try


Narrower (hyponym)end

5. share (artifact) a sharp steel wedge that cuts loose the top layer of soil


Synonymsploughshare, plowshare


Broader (hypernym)wedge


Part meronymmoldboard plow, mouldboard plough


English verb: share

1. share (stative) have in common


SamplesOur children share a love of music.
The two countries share a long border.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something with something


Broader (hypernym)overlap


Narrower (hyponym)osculate, partake

2. share (possession) use jointly or in common


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize


Narrower (hyponym)communalise, communalize, double up, pool

3. share (possession) have, give, or receive a share of


SamplesWe shared the cake.


Synonymspartake, partake in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)acquire, get


Narrower (hyponym)cut in

4. share (possession) give out as one's portion or share


Synonymsapportion, deal, divvy up, portion out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)distribute, give out, hand out, pass out


Entaildivide, part, separate

5. share (communication) communicate


SamplesI'd like to share this idea with you.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate









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