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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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SHARE, noun

1. a part; a portion; a quantity; as a small share of prudence or good sense.

2. A part or portion of a thing owned by a number in common; that part of an undivided interest which belongs to each proprietor; as a ship owned in ten shares; a Tontine buildind owned in a hundred shares.

3. The part of a thing allotted or distributed to each individual of a number; divided; separate portion. Each heir has received his share of the estate.

4. A part belonging to one; portion possessed.

Nor I without my share of fame. Dryden.

5. A part contributed. He bears his share of the burden.

6. The broad iron or blade of a plow which cuts the ground; or a furrow-slice.

To go shares, to partake; to be equally concerned.

SHARE, verb transitive

1. To divide; to part among two or more.

Suppose I share my fortune equally between my children and a stranger.

Swift.

And share his burden where he shares his heart. Dryden.

2. To partake or enjoy with others; to seize and possess jointly in common.

Great Jove with Cesar shares his sov'reign sway. Milton.

While avarice and rapine share the land. Milton.

3. To cut; to share [Not now in use.]

And the shar'd vilage hangs on equal sides. Dryden.

SHARE, verb intransitive To have part.

A right of inheritance gave everyone a title to share the goods of his father.

Locke.