Definition of share
- they share a passion for opera
- shared the last of her water with us
- we all shared in the fruits of our labor
They shared the last cookie.
We shared the money equally.
The children need to learn to share their toys.
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Shares are units of ownership in stocks and partnerships.
The unit of ownership of a company is usually referred to as a "share." It is a single unit that represents equity in the company's capital structure. The owners of shares are called "shareholders." The distribution of shares in a company indicates the distribution of ownership in the company.
A share's value in a company or an investment is based on the price at which a share is sold in the market. One basic measure of a company's worth is market value, which is the number of outstanding shares multiplied by the price of a share.
Market Valuation = Number of Shares Outstanding X Share Price
: to have or use (something) with others
of two or more people : to divide (something) into parts and each take or use a part
: to let someone else have or use a part of (something that belongs to you)
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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