shared

adjective \ ˈsherd \

Definition of shared

1 : used, done, belonging to, or experienced by two or more individuals
  • a dormitory with a shared living area
  • shared equity
  • shared responsibilities
  • FDOT public information officer Rebecca Leigh White said pre-existing road constraints and rights of way mean cyclists and motorists will have to use shared lanes throughout the extension.
  • —Cyanne Dunn
  • Their shared project, the Gottman Institute, combines his theory with her practice.
  • —Casey Greenfield
  • I thought back to the long years of conflict, but also to the deep, shared passion for the art of cooking, eating, and offering hospitality.
  • —Chitrita Banerji
2 computing : accessible by more than one user or process
  • Despite the shared memory, the PC performed relatively well …
  • —Joshua Goldman
  • a shared network drive

First Known Use of shared

1774

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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