3. To cut; to shear; to cleave; to divide. [Obs.]
The shared visage hangs on equal sides.Dryden.
(Share) v. i. To have part; to receive a portion; to partake, enjoy, or suffer with others.
A right of inheritance gave every one a title to share in the goods of his father.Locke.
(Share"beam`) n. The part of the plow to which the share is attached.
(Share"bone`) n. (Anat.) The public bone.
(Share"bro`ker) n. A broker who deals in railway or other shares and securities.
(Share"hold`er) n. One who holds or owns a share or shares in a joint fund or property.
(Shar"er) n. One who shares; a participator; a partaker; also, a divider; a distributer.
(Share"wort`) n. (Bot.) A composite plant (Aster Tripolium) growing along the seacoast of
(Shark) n. [Of uncertain origin; perhaps through OF. fr. carcharus a kind of dogfish, Gr. karchari`as,
so called from its sharp teeth, fr. ka`rcharos having sharp or jagged teeth; or perhaps named from its
rapacity (cf. Shark, v. t. & i.); cf. Corn. scarceas.]
1. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of elasmobranch fishes of the order Plagiostomi, found in all
Some sharks, as the basking shark and the whale shark, grow to an enormous size, the former becoming
forty feet or more, and the latter sixty feet or more, in length. Most of them are harmless to man, but
some are exceedingly voracious. The man-eating sharks mostly belong to the genera Carcharhinus,
Carcharodon, and related genera. They have several rows of large sharp teeth with serrated edges,
as the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias, or Rondeleti) of tropical seas, and the great blue
shark (Carcharhinus glaucus) of all tropical and temperate seas. The former sometimes becomes thirty-
six feet long, and is the most voracious and dangerous species known. The rare man-eating shark of
the United States coast (Charcarodon Atwoodi) is thought by some to be a variety, or the young, of
C. carcharias. The dusky shark and the smaller blue shark both common species on the coast of the
United States, are of moderate size and not dangerous. They feed on shellfish and bottom fishes.
2. A rapacious, artful person; a sharper. [Colloq.]
3. Trickery; fraud; petty rapine; as, to live upon the shark. [Obs.] South.
Baskin shark, Liver shark, Nurse shark, Oil shark, Sand shark, Tiger shark, etc. See under
Basking, Liver, etc. See also Dogfish, Houndfish, Notidanian, and Tope. Gray shark, the sand
shark. Hammer-headed shark. See Hammerhead. Port Jackson shark. See Cestraciont.
Shark barrow, the eggcase of a shark; a sea purse. Shark ray. Same as Angel fish (a),
under Angel. Thrasher shark, or Thresher shark, a large, voracious shark. See Thrasher.
Whale shark, a huge harmless shark (Rhinodon typicus) of the Indian Ocean. It becomes sixty feet or
more in length, but has very small teeth.
(Shark), v. t. [Of uncertain origin; perhaps fr. shark, n., or perhaps related to E. shear and originally
meaning, to clip off. Cf. Shirk.] To pick or gather indiscriminately or covertly. [Obs.] Shak.
(Shark), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sharked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sharking.]