- 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. (British English) I'm looking for a flat share (= a flat that is shared by two or more people who are not related). see also market share, timeshare
- 2 [singular] the part that somebody 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 [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! in business
- 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 British Telecom a fall in share prices share capital a share certificate compare stock see also ordinary share Wordfinderasset, bond, capital, dividend, equity, fund, interest, invest, portfolio, share See related entries: Economy farm equipment
- 5[countable] (North American English) = ploughshare Word Originnoun senses 1 to 4 Old English scearu ‘division, part into which something may be divided’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schare and German Schar
part/amount of something
a share of the available money or benefits that you believe you have a right to Scotland is demanding a larger slice of the national cake.