American English

Definition of share noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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    part/amount of something
  1. 1[countable, usually singular] share (of/in something) one part of something that is divided between two or more people How much was your share of the winnings? Next year we hope to have a bigger share of the market. see also market share, timeshare
  2. 2[singular] the part that someone has in a particular activity that involves several people We all did our share. share of something Everyone must accept their share of the blame.
  3. 3[singular] share (of something) an amount of something that is thought to be normal or acceptable for one person I've had my share of luck in the past. I've done my share of worrying for one day!
  4. in business
  5. 4[countable] share (in something) any of the units of equal value into which a company is divided and sold to raise money. People who own shares receive part of the company's profits shares in Microsoft a fall in share prices share capital a share certificate compare stock, ordinary share
  6. farm equipment
  7. 5[countable] = plowshare
  8. Idioms
    (more than) your fair share of something
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    (more than) an amount of something that is considered to be reasonable or acceptable He has more than his fair share of problems. I've had my fair share of success in the past.
    the lion's share (of something)
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    the largest or best part of something when it is divided
    a piece/slice/share of the pie
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    a share of something such as money, profits, etc.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: share