"shares" in the noun sense
1. share, portion, part, percentage
assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
"he wanted his share in cash"
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
"he bought 100 shares of IBM at the market price"
3. parcel, portion, share
the allotment of some amount by dividing something
"death gets more than its share of attention from theologians"
4. contribution, part, share
the effort contributed by a person in bringing about a result
"I am proud of my contribution in advancing the project"
"they all did their share of the work"
5. plowshare, ploughshare, share
a sharp steel wedge that cuts loose the top layer of soil
"shares" in the verb sense
have in common
"Our children share a love of music"
"The two countries share a long border"
use jointly or in common
3. partake, share, partake in
have, give, or receive a share of
"We shared the cake"
4. share, divvy up, portion out, apportion, deal
give out as one's portion or share
"I'd like to share this idea with you"
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