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share

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English schare, schere, from Old English scearu (a cutting, shaving, a shearing, tonsure, part, division, share), from Proto-Germanic *skarō (a division, detachment), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ḱar-, *skar- (to divide). Cognate with Eastern Frisian skar, sker (a share in a communal pasture), Dutch schaar (share in property), German Schar (band, troop, party, company), Icelandic skor (department). Compare shard, shear.

NounEdit

share (plural shares)

  1. A portion of something, especially a portion given or allotted to someone.
  2. (finance) A financial instrument that shows that one owns a part of a company that provides the benefit of limited liability.
  3. (computing) A configuration enabling a resource to be shared over a network.
    Upload media from the browser or directly to the file share.
  4. The sharebone or pubis.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Holland to this entry?)
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share (third-person singular simple present shares, present participle sharing, simple past and past participle shared)

  1. To give part of what one has to somebody else to use or consume.
  2. To have or use in common.
    They share a language.
    to share a shelter with another
    • Milton
      while avarice and rapine share the land
  3. To divide and distribute.
    • Jonathan Swift
      Suppose I share my fortune equally between my children and a stranger.
  4. To tell to another.
    • 2013 June 21, Oliver Burkeman, “The tao of tech”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 27: 
      The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about […], or offering services that let you [] "share the things you love with the world" and so on. But the real way to build a successful online business is to be better than your rivals at undermining people's control of their own attention.
    He shared his story with the press.
  5. (obsolete) To cut; to shear; to cleave; to divide.
    • Dryden
      The shared visage hangs on equal sides.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English share, schare, shaar, from Old English scear, scær (ploughshare), from Proto-Germanic *skaraz (ploughshare), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kerə- (to cut). Cognate with Dutch schaar (ploughshare), German dialectal Schar (ploghshare), Danish plovskær (ploghshare). More at shear.

NounEdit

share (plural shares)

  1. (agriculture) The cutting blade of an agricultural machine like a plough, a cultivator or a seeding-machine.
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RomanizationEdit

share

  1. rōmaji reading of しゃれ
  2. rōmaji reading of シャレ

ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish ferr (better), from Proto-Celtic *werros, from Proto-Indo-European *wers- (peak). Akin to Latin verrūca (steep place, height), Lithuanian viršùs (top, head) and Old Church Slavonic врьхъ (vrĭxŭ, top, peak). Compare Irish fearr.

AdjectiveEdit

share

  1. comparative form of mie
    Share çhyndaa cabbil ayns mean ny h-aah na goll er vaih.
    Better to change horses in mid ford than to drown.