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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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