: 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
computing : accessible by more than one user or process
Despite the shared memory, the PC performed relatively well …Joshua Goldman
a shared network drive

Examples of shared in a Sentence

shared resources
Recent Examples on the Web That shared assignment fell to a collaborative group including creator and showrunner Abe Sylvia, director and producer Tate Taylor, set decorator Ellen Reede and composer Jeff Toyne. Mikey O'Connell, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 May 2024 The expressions of grief and frustration over the conflict in the Middle East must not destabilize our shared sense of humanity or be twisted into a platform to spread hatred. Kelly Meyerhofer, Journal Sentinel, 21 May 2024 There are private and shared options both indoors and outdoors. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 19 May 2024 Her work focuses on exploring individual and collective dilemmas, delving deep into the connections between personal and shared experiences, societal culture, and social policies. TIME, 16 May 2024 Together, the three muddle through the holidays, somehow, finding commonalities in their shared loneliness. Kevin Jacobsen, EW.com, 14 May 2024 The syndicate’s profitable public exhibitions laid the groundwork for a permanent national institution that would continue to promote this shared visual idiom in art history. Anne Wallentine, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 May 2024 The university senate, the school’s primary decision-making body, passed a resolution two days later saying the move raised serious questions about her respect for shared governance. Zachary Schermele, USA TODAY, 2 May 2024 While hailing from different backgrounds, with Ramona born in China and later relocating to New York for studies, and Sophia growing up in the city, they are united by a shared commitment to intimately exploring their roots and capturing delicate portraits of their families and friends. Caterina De Biasio, Vogue, 2 May 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of shared was in 1598

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“Shared.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shared. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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