\ ˈsherd How to pronounce shared (audio) \

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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“Shared.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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