Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “share”

See all translations

share

noun [C]  /ʃer, ʃær/ us  

share noun [C] (PART)

one of the parts into which something has been divided: The total bill comes to $200, so our share is $40. She’s not doing her fair share of the work.

share noun [C] (PART OWNERSHIP)

one of the equal parts into which the ownership of a company is divided: She owns 2000 shares of General Electric.

share

verb [I/T]  /ʃer, ʃær/ us  

share verb [I/T] (DIVIDE INTO PARTS)

to divide or use something with others: [T] Why don’t we share the salad? [I/T] All the employees in the company share (in) the profits. [T] She shares an office with Anne. [T] It’s a long trip – why don’t we share the driving (= each do some of it)? [T] Our whole family shares an interest in hiking (= We all like it). [T] I have an idea I’d like to share with you (= tell you).
(Definition of share from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of share?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “share” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

bad/hard/tough luck

said to express sympathy with someone when something bad has happened to them

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More