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div·i·dend

 (dĭv′ĭ-dĕnd′)
n.
1. Mathematics A quantity to be divided.
2.
a. A share of profits paid to a stockholder or to a policyholder in a mutual insurance society.
b. A payment pro rata to a creditor of a person adjudged bankrupt.
3.
a. A share of a surplus; a bonus.
b. An unexpected gain, benefit, or advantage.

[Alteration (influenced by French dividende) of Middle English divident, from Latin dīvidēns, dīvident-, present participle of dīvidere, to divide; see divide.]

dividend

(ˈdɪvɪˌdɛnd)
n
1. (Banking & Finance) finance
a. a distribution from the net profits of a company to its shareholders
b. a pro-rata portion of this distribution received by a shareholder
2. (Banking & Finance) the share of a cooperative society's surplus allocated at the end of a period to members
3. (Insurance) insurance a sum of money distributed from a company's net profits to the holders of certain policies
4. something extra; bonus
5. (Mathematics) a number or quantity to be divided by another number or quantity. Compare divisor
6. (Law) law the proportion of an insolvent estate payable to the creditors
[C15: from Latin dīvidendum what is to be divided; see divide]

div•i•dend

(ˈdɪv ɪˌdɛnd)

n.
1. a number that is to be divided by a divisor.
2.
a. a sum paid to shareholders out of company earnings.
b. a pro-rata share of such a sum.
3. a portion of an insurance premium returned to the policyholder as part of surplus funds.
4. a share of anything divided.
5. anything received in addition to or beyond what is expected; bonus.
[1470–80; < Latin dīvidendum thing to be divided, neuter ger. of dīvidere to divide]

div·i·dend

(dĭv′ĭ-dĕnd′)
A number divided by another. In the equation 15 ÷ 3 = 5, 15 is the dividend.

dividend

A portion of the profits of a company made to its shareholders.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dividend - that part of the earnings of a corporation that is distributed to its shareholders; usually paid quarterly
net income, net profit, profit, profits, earnings, lucre, net - the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
stock dividend - a dividend paid in stock rather than in cash
extra dividend - a dividend paid in addition to the regular dividend
equalizing dividend - a dividend paid to compensate shareholders for losses resulting from a change in the dividend schedule
divvy - short for dividend; especially one paid by a cooperative society
2.dividend - a number to be divided by another number
number - a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
numerator - the dividend of a fraction
3.dividend - a bonus; something extra (especially a share of a surplus)
bonus, incentive - an additional payment (or other remuneration) to employees as a means of increasing output

dividend

noun
1. bonus, share, return, cut (informal), gain, extra, plus, portion, payback, divvy (informal) The first quarter dividend has been increased.
2. benefit, gain, plus, advantage, bonus, perk (informal) The confidence that comes from success is sure to pay dividends.
Translations
فائِدَة السَّهْم، رَبيحَه
dividendadělenec
aktieudbyttedividende
dividend
jaettavaosinko
osztalék
arîur
dividendas
dividende
dividenda
kâr payı

dividend

[ˈdɪvɪdend]
A. N
1. (Fin) → dividendo m
2. (fig) → beneficio m
this should pay handsome dividendsesto ha de proporcionar grandes beneficios
B. CPD dividend cover Ncobertura f de dividendo
dividend warrant Ncédula f de dividendo

dividend

[ˈdɪvɪdɛnd] n
(COMMERCE)dividende m
(fig) to pay dividends (= bring advantages) → porter ses fruitsdividend payment nversement m de dividendesdividend yield nrendement m d'une action

dividend

n
(Fin) → Dividende f; to pay dividends (fig)sich bezahlt machen
(Math) → Dividend m

dividend

[ˈdɪvɪˌdɛnd] n (Fin) → dividendo

dividend

(ˈdividend) noun
the interest paid on shares etc. a dividend of 2%.
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Her life had been regulated by the rise and fall of the dividend, and she could form no conception of existence save as it was affected by the quotation of her shares.
On the eighteenth the directors meet, and, instead of the customary dividend, a double dividend will be declared.
His father had failed at a time of commercial panic as a country banker, had paid a good dividend, and had died in exile abroad a broken-hearted man.
She was perfectly happy in her new sphere; and she spent her first half-year's dividend from the Venice Hotel Company, with characteristic prodigality, in presents for the children.
If he can pay a dividend to his creditors, they will give him his freedom; and he believes he can raise the money if I consent to insure my life.
As the daughter of an unlucky speculator, who had paid a very shabby dividend, Mr.
He saw a possibility, by much pinching, of saving money out of his salary toward paying a second dividend to his creditors, and it would not be easy elsewhere to get a situation such as he could fill.
So to speak, I was become a stockholder in a corporation where nine hun- dred and ninety-four of the members furnished all the money and did all the work, and the other six elected themselves a permanent board of direction and took all the dividends.
He also purchased shares in other concerns conducted on the same principle; pocketed dividends made in countries which he had never visited by men whom he had never seen; bought a seat in Parliament from a poor and corrupt constituency, and helped to preserve the laws by which he had thriven.
In the following year, 1881, twelve hundred new towns and cities were marked on the telephone map, and the first dividends were paid --$178,500.
I have not heard that any of them have called for their dividends yet.
True, and you will grant that capital would perish if there were no labor to earn the dividends.