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share

noun
 
 
/ʃeər/
[C, usually singular] one of the parts that results when something is divided between several people, groups, etc., or a number representing that part: The total bill comes to €80, so our share is €20. The party's share of the vote fell from 39% to 24%. We must all accept some share of the responsibility.
[C] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET one of the units that the ownership of a company, fund, etc. is divided into and which can be bought by members of the public: She buys and sells stocks and shares. The value of my shares has fallen by 8%. Share prices have gone up for three weeks in a row. have/own/hold shares in sth On the London Stock Exchange, 18.5 million shares were traded yesterday. The company is talking to its investors about issuing shares to fund the deal.
sb's (fair) share of sth a lot, or more than enough, of something bad: We've certainly got our share of problems at the moment. The country's economy has seen its fair share of difficult times lately.
→ See also adjusted share price, advancing share, authorized share capital, bearer share, block noun, bonus shares, brand share, capital share, common share, convertible share, cumulative preference share, cyclical shares, declining share, deferred share, delta shares, equity share, fractional share, fully-paid shares, fund share, golden share, growth share, heavy share, income share, listed share, management share, market share, mid-cap, new share, non-participating shares, non-voting, no-par, ordinary share, outstanding shares, participating preference share, partly-paid shares, penny share, preferred share, primary shares, quoted share, registered share, secondary shares, split share, underlying shares, unit share, unlisted shares, voting share, when-issued share
(Definition of share from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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