sharing

A sharing person is generous and willing to share. If you are sharing, you are glad to give things away to others. So can we borrow five dollars?

To share something is to use it or enjoy it with others, like when people share a cake at a birthday party. The adjective sharing has a related meaning, but the focus is more on unselfishness. A sharing person might try to divide up not just the cake, but also all the food in his refrigerator — just to be sure everyone is fed.

Primary Meanings of sharing

1.
adjn
unselfishly willing to share with others
using or enjoying something jointly with others
2.
n
a distribution in shares
Full Definitions of sharing
1

adj unselfishly willing to share with others

“a warm and sharing friend”
Synonyms:
unselfish
disregarding your own advantages and welfare over those of others

n using or enjoying something jointly with others

Types:
time sharing
(computer science) the use of a central computer by many users simultaneously
Type of:
interdependence, interdependency, mutuality
a reciprocal relation between interdependent entities (objects or individuals or groups)

n having in common

“the sharing of electrons creates molecules”
Type of:
interdependence, interdependency, mutuality
a reciprocal relation between interdependent entities (objects or individuals or groups)

n sharing thoughts and feelings

Synonyms:
communion
Type of:
intercourse, social intercourse
communication between individuals
2

n a distribution in shares

Synonyms:
share-out
Types:
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generosity, unselfishness
acting generously
gift, giving
the act of giving
oblation, offering
the act of contributing to the funds of a church or charity
bestowal, bestowment, conferment, conferral
the act of conferring an honor or presenting a gift
accordance, accordance of rights
the act of granting rights
endowment
the act of endowing with a permanent source of income
charity
an activity or gift that benefits the public at large
contribution, donation
act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity
alms-giving, almsgiving
making voluntary contributions to aid the poor
Type of:
distribution
the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning

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