Share and share alike
Share Share, n. [OE. share, AS. scearu, scaru, fr. sceran to shear, cut. See {Shear}, v.] 1. A certain quantity; a portion; a part; a division; as, a small share of prudence. [1913 Webster]

2. Especially, the part allotted or belonging to one, of any property or interest owned by a number; a portion among others; an apportioned lot; an allotment; a dividend. ``My share of fame.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence, one of a certain number of equal portions into which any property or invested capital is divided; as, a ship owned in ten shares. [1913 Webster]

4. The pubes; the sharebone. [Obs.] --Holland. [1913 Webster]

{To go shares}, to partake; to be equally concerned.

{Share and share alike}, in equal shares. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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