Define: Shares

UK Accounting Glossary

Definition: Shares

Quick Summary of Shares

The amount of share capital held by any shareholder is measured in terms of a number of shares in the total capital of the company.


Examples of Shares in a sentence

Unfortunately Share prices continued their downward trend.
The share price will likely be determined by the bidding activities of institutional investors.
Speculation centred around a likely bid price of 410p a share.

Synonyms For Shares

share, stock, equity, stockholder

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Shares. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. February 23, 2020
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Shares. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: February 23, 2020).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Shares. Retrieved February 23, 2020, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Shares are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.