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Share

A portion or part of something that may be divided into components, such as a sum of money. A unit of stock that represents ownership in a corporation.

share

n. 1) a portion of a benefit from a trust, estate, claim or business usually in equal division (or a specifically stated fraction) with others ("to my three daughters, in equal shares"). 2) a portion of ownership interest in a corporation, represented by a stock certificate stating the number of shares of an issue of the corporation's stock.

share

(Interest), noun allocation, allotment, apporrioned lot, commission, dole, measure, pars, part, percent, percentage, portio, portion, proportion, quotum, ratio, right, section, segment, slice
Associated concepts: distributive share, equal share, share and share alike, share of capital, similiar share

share

(Stock), noun asset, capital, corporate interest, holding, invested property, investment, property, security, stockholding
Associated concepts: bank shares, corporate shares, share of corporate stock, shareholder, treasury shares
See also: allocate, allot, apportion, assign, claim, communicate, contribute, convey, disburse, dispensation, dispense, distribute, divide, dividend, dole, engage, holding, interest, involve, member, moiety, ownership, part, partake, participate, partition, pool, portion, proportion, quota, ration, reciprocate, right, segment, split, stake, subdivide, supply

SHARE. A portion of anything. Sometimes shares are equal, at other times they are unequal.
     2. In companies and corporations the whole of the capital stock is usually divided into equal proportions called shares. Shares in public companies have sometimes been held to be real estate, but most usually they are considered as personal property. Wordsw. Jo. Sto. Co. ch. 1 P, p. 288. 3. The proportion which descends to one of several children from his ancestor, is called a share. The term share and share alike, signifies in equal proportions. See Perpart.

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The other, who appeared to share equally in the attention of the young officer, concealed her charms from the gaze of the soldiery with a care that seemed better fitted to the experience of four or five additional years.
Or,--and, surely, anything so undeniably just could not be beyond the limits of reasonable anticipation,--the great claim to the heritage of Waldo County might finally be decided in favor of the Pyncheons; so that, instead of keeping a cent-shop, Hepzibah would build a palace, and look down from its highest tower on hill, dale, forest, field, and town, as her own share of the ancestral territory.
Suffice it here to say that a Custom-House officer of long continuance can hardly be a very praiseworthy or respectable personage, for many reasons; one of them, the tenure by which he holds his situation, and another, the very nature of his business, which -- though, I trust, an honest one -- is of such a sort that he does not share in the united effort of mankind.
In a few of them, however, commerce nearly divides its empire, and in most of them has a considerable share of influence.
It is the character bestowed on them by the laws under which they live; and it will not be denied, that these are the proper criterion; because it is only under the pretext that the laws have transformed the negroes into subjects of property, that a place is disputed them in the computation of numbers; and it is admitted, that if the laws were to restore the rights which have been taken away, the negroes could no longer be refused an equal share of representation with the other inhabitants.
For my own part I was not behind the others, and, left to no one my share of daily observations.
Debray has made me lose 700,000 francs; let him bear his share of the loss, and we will go on as before; if not, let him become bankrupt for the 250,000 livres, and do as all bankrupts do -- disappear.
What we have divided we have divided; and if no rest and peace in this world have fallen to my share, leave me alone.
Astor should he be able to carry his scheme into effect; but they anticipated a monopoly of the trade beyond the mountains by their establishments in New Caledonia, and were loth to share it with an individual who had already proved a formidable competitor in the Atlantic trade.
A few months had seen the beginning and the end of their acquaintance; but not with a few months ended Anne's share of suffering from it.
Your restoration to peace will, I doubt not, speedily follow this act of filial obedience, and I flatter myself with the hope of surviving my share in this disappointment.
was still worse than that of the ephori: for it contained all the faults incident to that magistracy and some peculiar to itself; for in both cases it is uncertain who will be elected: but the Lacedae-monians have this advantage which the others have not, that as all are eligible, the whole community have a share in the highest honours, and therefore all desire to preserve the state: whereas among the Cretans the