Adjective "sharing" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A part or portion of a larger amount which is divided among a number of people, or to which a number of people contribute.
  1. 'we gave them all the chance to have a share in the profits'
  2. 'How can a beneficiary group in need of drinking water be forced to contribute a share of the cost of water supply?'
  3. 'Two shares went to the captain, one and a half shares to the quartermaster, and one share each to the crew members.'
  4. 'The pitch then did garner its proper share of attention.'
  5. 'She, like John, contributed a major share to tuberculosis knowledge and its control.'
  6. 'It can allow one person to contribute a larger share of the ideas than would be seemly in conversation.'
  7. 'On his death shortly afterwards, his two children received an equal share of the fund.'
  8. 'The former McShain property forms a major share of Killarney National Park.'
  9. 'It is true that Western creditors have announced forgiveness of a substantial amount of their share of the debt.'
  10. 'How can a partner protect his or her share of joint property?'
  11. 'But what happens if one of the partners dies or wishes to dispose of their share of the property?'
  12. 'But the scheme will allow them to increase their share of the property as their financial situation improves.'
  13. 'If you opt for tenancy in common and want to leave your share of the property to the person you buy with, you need to make a will and state this.'
  14. 'she's done more than her fair share of globetrotting'
  15. 'She drew a fair share of applause every time she appeared on stage, and made quite a few fans before the evening was over.'
  16. 'That silence builds our prisons, and I'd contributed my own share of bricks and steel.'
  17. 'It wasn't completely my fault, for Ryan had contributed his share to the mess, but we both had to clean it up.'
  18. 'However, as the state government had not been able to contribute its own share for the past two years, it could not use the funds.'
  19. 'It still looks like Barbados will get a fair share of rains and high winds.'
  20. 'What can be done to ensure that the West will get a fair share of whatever development ensues?'
  21. 'Help is given to ensure Canadian writing gets a fair share of the market.'
  22. 'Yes, the government takes a fair share of the stick but they turn right around and blame the actual crime on young people.'
  23. 'Everybody has to contribute his share to the execution of the overall plan adopted by the Government.'
  24. 'Those who study Canada have contributed their share of commentary.'
One of the equal parts into which a company's capital is divided, entitling the holder to a proportion of the profits.
  1. 'For some investors, the small spread may not justify the costs and risks associated with converting currencies to buy and sell foreign shares.'
  2. 'Members could sell their shares but were also entitled to relinquish them at any time.'
  3. 'He was perfectly entitled to buy the shares when he bought them.'
  4. 'Middlemen make profits by buying shares at a low price and selling them at a higher price.'
  5. 'They want us to read brokers' reports before we buy shares and before we sell them.'
  6. 'The allure of these fund groups is that there are no restrictions on how often an investor can buy and sell fund shares.'
  7. 'That means his companies have often used cash to buy back shares rather than boost capital spending.'
  8. 'Under the share ownership plan employees were, broadly speaking, allocated equal numbers of shares.'
  9. 'The fund manager of an index fund sets up a mathematical model that buys and sells shares according to their weighting in the selected index.'
  10. 'Split capital trusts have two types of shares - income and capital.'
An instance of posting or reposting something on a social media website or application.
  1. 'That photo proceeded to go viral, attracting over a thousand shares on Facebook and hundreds of retweets on Twitter.'
  2. 'We have received hundreds of retweets and shares on Twitter and Facebook and the CCTV footage has been viewed over 3,000 times on YouTube.'
  3. 'Do longer articles get more shares on Facebook?'
  4. 'One of the recent articles had 4,000 shares on Facebook, was featured in the mainstream financial media, and appears to have reached about half a million readers.'
  5. 'Readers responded with Facebook "likes," social media shares and comments.'
  6. 'As of this writing, the site's 'Tweet' button is showing over 13,000 shares on Twitter.'


Have a portion of (something) with another or others.
  1. 'all members of the band equally share the band's profits'
  2. 'The costs of the adjudicator are shared equally by the parties.'
  3. 'Each mother was also asked how important it was for her family to take the time to eat together, and if the child enjoyed sharing meals with his or her family.'
  4. 'As a result, the IP clients as well as the application socket layer share the load equally.'
  5. 'The technical prizes were equally shared between the men and ladies.'
  6. 'Charlie Dixon and Johnathon Penn scored 27 unbeaten while the other 50 games were equally shared.'
  7. 'Instead of sharing the rent equally, they decide to divide the total so that each person ends up satisfied with his or her combination of room and rent.'
  8. 'I could not actually eat all this food at one sitting, but I'd enjoy sharing it with three or four companions.'
  9. 'The two companies will share restructuring costs equally.'
  10. 'Arrangement and general performance will each attract 40 points, with tone and rhythm equally sharing the remainder.'
  11. 'Also, under family law, couples who fail to arrange premarital contracts share the family assets jointly.'
  12. 'He added that he wanted to ensure that the defence reshuffle was shared out fairly throughout the UK and urged local MPs to make their opinions known.'
  13. 'While the medals were shared out in the track events, it was the same story in the field.'
  14. 'And parents still pay a lot of it, though the cost is shared out more than it used to be.'
  15. 'The responsibility is shared out and they've all been putting their shoulders to the wheel when required.'
  16. 'Without wasting time, the food was shared out between the strongest and everyone began to march quickly.'
  17. 'If you die intestate - without making a will - the intestacy laws decide how your money is shared out in England and Wales.'
  18. 'Numbers are shared out amongst vendors and if you want a particular number you may have to travel to get it.'
  19. 'Whale meat and blubber is shared out locally, and a small amount is sold to pay for the upkeep of boats.'
  20. 'There has already been a row over how the tickets for the match, three weeks today, are being shared out.'
  21. 'The cost of the pavement necessary to carry cars was shared out among all road users.'
  22. 'they once shared a flat in Chelsea'
  23. 'a shared bottle of wine'
  24. 'The band will also share the stage with Celtic Storm, who got their big break in the movie Titanic.'
  25. 'Okay, so maybe I do enjoy sharing a room with Ethan, but I'm not about to tell anyone that.'
  26. 'We can only say that we have truly arrived when we also occupy and share the social centre with the predecessor cultures.'
  27. 'They share second place jointly with Doncaster, who were tipped off the top by Sheffield United.'
  28. 'The one-bedroom ground floor flat and the house share a common entrance and a Japanese-style garden area.'
  29. 'Another student was forced to buy her own fridge, as the medium-sized one provided was shared by twelve other people.'
  30. 'The audience gets the feeling of eavesdropping on a prolonged conversation between two people who are sharing a special, very limited amount of time together.'
  31. 'The babies enjoy sharing a cot and seem to be happiest when side-by-side.'
  32. 'I was able to talk with him about his genre of music, the new album, who his musical idols are and who he enjoyed sharing the stage with most.'
  33. 'All the heirs will share the property equally under Section 8 of the aforesaid Act.'
  34. 'In Scotland there are believed to be hundreds of people who share the same Romany ancestry and a similar language.'
  35. 'Anyway, some bright spark has come up with a search engine that lets you check a name against the register to see how many people in the UK share the same name as you.'
  36. 'We find it much easier to identify with people who share some of our cultural baggage, values and preoccupations.'
  37. 'Rather, it's that guilt is personal, rather than shared by all of a certain ethnicity.'
  38. 'Unlike rallying flags or war cries these distinguishing marks could be personal and not necessarily shared by whole armies or divisions.'
  39. 'But a world-view that is shared by few people does not attain that solidity: it remains belief.'
  40. 'However it looked like not all people shared Mr. Oliver's enthusiasm about the race.'
  41. 'Both had an interest in Bulgarian folklore and noticed on their travels that this was shared by people in many other parts of the world.'
  42. 'Coffey said that the successful women shared many similar personal attributes - which included steady determination and job commitment.'
  43. 'This will be achieved by learning from our past and sharing a common view with our suppliers of how to grow sales and lower costs.'
  44. 'UK companies would share in the development of three oil platforms'
  45. 'Thanks Dawson, for making this Christmas a special one for us and for sharing in the joy and warmth of this special time of year in this most special place on earth.'
  46. 'Nine local charities are richer today after sharing in the proceeds of this year's record-breaking Marriott Charity Ball.'
  47. 'He also suggested that Britain might allow Germany to share in the development of Persia.'
  48. 'It spoke of a world coming closer together, of distances and differences overcome, of everybody sharing in the promise of the future.'
  49. 'Racegoers attending this years Galway festival could come away winning or sharing in one of the big Tote Jackpot pools.'
  50. 'York Wasps suffered their third pre-season defeat in as many games yesterday - but at least they had the consolation of sharing in a piece of history.'
  51. 'Theophrastus shared in, continued, and extended Aristotle's activity in every subject.'
  52. 'Special ceremonies would not be complete without participants sharing in a meal.'
  53. 'The care and concern they have for each other comes from the affection that arises from their sharing in each other's rational activity.'
  54. 'Ward councillors are also sharing in the triumph.'
  55. 'In their letters to each other they shared their more personal hopes and fears.'
  56. 'Because in a world where the balancing of violence and power's more important than human relations, there's no place for real dialogue, for sharing something with another person.'
  57. 'People could not hold back their tears as women got together to share their touching personal experiences.'
  58. 'I just thought it would be great if everybody on this site could share certain personal movie gems with all the rest of us.'
  59. 'A useful analogy might be if a loved one shared something deeply personal with you, and you then posted it up on your blog the next day because, hey, information wants to be free.'
  60. 'My habits don't make a lot of sense, but it has never much mattered because they weren't being shared with another person.'
  61. 'He told the boys: ‘I don't usually tell people,’ and they humbly thanked him for sharing something so personal with them.'
  62. 'Gradually he began sharing a few personal details.'
  63. 'We have a private board for sharing more personal information.'
  64. 'She thanked him for sharing such a personal story.'
  65. 'the app lets you share your photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr'
  66. 'When your playlist is complete, you can share the link with friends or save it permanently for your own enjoyment.'
  67. 'Fans can pin your Pinterest images and share them on Facebook from your page.'
  68. 'Anderson recalled an advisor who told him he takes photos when he goes to conferences or events and shares them on his Facebook page.'
  69. 'An image can then be captioned and shared with friends on Facebook, Twitter or IntoNow.'
  70. 'On Facebook the article was shared 2,756 times, also generating tens of thousands of clicks.'
  71. 'Pinterest isn't just about sharing images with friends.'
  72. 'In iPhoto, you can browse, edit, and share your photos in stunning new full-screen views.'
  73. 'Many sites will pull photos in from Facebook and other sites where you're already sharing your photos, as well as from your computer.'
  74. 'Erika's been sharing the joy by sharing her pictures on Facebook.'
  75. 'The latest feature is an add-on button for Twitter - so you can share files directly when you tweet.'


  1. 'The shares comprise a cutting blade and a curved mould-board that physically inverts the soil profile.'

More definitions

1. the full or proper portion or part allotted or belonging to or contributed or owed by an individual or group.

2. one of the equal fractional parts into which the capital stock of a joint-stock company or a corporation is divided.

3. Digital Technology. a digital file or document that can be accessed by specific users on a computer network, as for viewing, downloading, or making changes to it: I just sent you a share—can you improve the second paragraph? an act of sharing online con

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be sharing with people."

"people can be sharing from chapters."

"informations can be sharing."

"powers can be sharing."

"waters can be sharing."

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(share)Old English scearu ‘division, part into which something may be divided’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schare and German Schar ‘troop, multitude’, also to shear. The verb dates from the late 16th century.


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