—n. 1. the full or proper portion or part allotted or belonging to or contributed or owed by an individual or group.
2. one of the equal fractional parts into which the capital stock of a joint-stock company or a corporation is divided.
3. on or upon shares, on the principle of sharing the profits or losses of an undertaking: They agreed to work on shares.
—v.t. 1. to divide and distribute in shares; apportion.
2. to use, participate in, enjoy, receive, etc., jointly: The two chemists shared the Nobel prize.
—v.i. 1. to have a share or part; take part (often fol. by in).
2. to divide, apportion, or receive equally.