Definition for SHARE

SHARE, v.t. [Sax. scearan, scyran; but we have shear directly from this verb, and share seems to be from the noun; W. ysgariaw.]

  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 or in common. Great Jove with Cesar shares his sov'reign sway. – Milton. While avarice and rapine share the land. – Milton.
  3. To cut; to shear. [Not now in use.] And the shar'd visage hangs on equal sides. – Dryden.

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