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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Share \Share\, noun [OE. schar, AS. scear; akin to OHG. scaro, G. schar, pflugshar, and E. shear, v. See {Shear}.]

1. The part (usually an iron or steel plate) of a plow which cuts the ground at the bottom of a furrow; a plowshare.

2. The part which opens the ground for the reception of the seed, in a machine for sowing seed. --Knight.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Share \Share\, noun [OE. share, AS. scearu, scaru, fr. sceran to shear, cut. See {Shear}, v.]

1. A certain quantity; a portion; a part; a division; as, a small share of prudence.

2. Especially, the part allotted or belonging to one, of any property or interest owned by a number; a portion among others; an apportioned lot; an allotment; a dividend. "My share of fame." --Dryden.

3. Hence, one of a certain number of equal portions into which any property or invested capital is divided; as, a ship owned in ten shares.

4. The pubes; the sharebone. [Obs.] --Holland.

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

{Share and share alike}, in equal shares.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Share \Share\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Shared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sharing}.]

1. To part among two or more; to distribute in portions; to divide.

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

2. To partake of, use, or experience, with others; to have a portion of; to take and possess in common; as, to share a shelter with another.

While avarice and rapine share the land. --Milton.

3. To cut; to shear; to cleave; to divide. [Obs.]

The shared visage hangs on equal sides. --Dryden.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Share \Share\, verb (used without an object) To have part; to receive a portion; to partake, enjoy, or suffer with others.

A right of inheritance gave every one a title to share in the goods of his father. --Locke.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash" [syn: {share}, {portion}, {part}, {percentage}]

2: any of the equal portions into which the capital stock of a corporation is divided and ownership of which is evidenced by a stock certificate; "he bought 100 shares of IBM at the market price"

3: the allotment of some amount by dividing something; "death gets more than its share of attention from theologians" [syn: {parcel}, {portion}, {share}]

4: the part played by a person in bringing about a result; "I am proud of my contribution in advancing the project"; "they all did their share of the work" [syn: {contribution}, {part}, {share}]

5: a sharp steel wedge that cuts loose the top layer of soil [syn: {plowshare}, {ploughshare}, {share}]


1: have in common; "Our children share a love of music"; "The two countries share a long border"

2: use jointly or in common

3: have, give, or receive a share of; "We shared the cake" [syn: {partake}, {share}, {partake in}]

4: give out as one's portion or share [syn: {share}, {divvy up}, {portion out}, {apportion}, {deal}]

5: communicate; "I'd like to share this idea with you"

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)


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