|Origin:||scearu 'cutting, division'|
share2 S1 W1
one of the equal parts into which the ownership of a company is divided
in a company[countable]BFS
They were able to sell their shares at a higher price.
shares in Allied Chemicals
Share prices are down in London.
shares go up/rise (=the value increases)
shares fall/go down/drop (=the values decreases)➔ stock1 (2)
the part of something that you own or are responsible for
part of something[singular]
I gave them my share of the bill and left.
a share in the profits
I do my share (=do my part) of the housework.
if you have had your share of something, for example problems, success, or adventure, a lot of it has happened to you:
You've sure had your share of problems, haven't you?
He'd had more than his fair share of adventure.
your share of something is the amount that you deserve to have:
Don't worry - you'll get your fair share.
your part in an activity, event etc:
Employees are always given a share in decision-making.
5 British English
when people live together in the same house or flat and pay the rent together