Definition of Dividend

1. Noun. That part of the earnings of a corporation that is distributed to its shareholders; usually paid quarterly.




2. Noun. A number to be divided by another number.
Generic synonyms: Number
Specialized synonyms: Numerator

3. Noun. A bonus; something extra (especially a share of a surplus).
Generic synonyms: Bonus, Incentive

Definition of Dividend

1. n. A sum of money to be divided and distributed; the share of a sum divided that falls to each individual; a distribute sum, share, or percentage; -- applied to the profits as appropriated among shareholders, and to assets as apportioned among creditors; as, the dividend of a bank, a railway corporation, or a bankrupt estate.

Definition of Dividend

1. Noun. (arithmetic) A number or expression that is to be divided by another. ¹

2. Noun. (finance) A pro rata payment of money by a company to its shareholders, usually made periodically (eg, quarterly or annually). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dividend

1. a quantity to be divided [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dividend

1. 1. A sum of money to be divided and distributed; the share of a sum divided that falls to each individual; a distribute sum, share, or percentage; applied to the profits as appropriated among shareholders, and to assets as apportioned among creditors; as, the dividend of a bank, a railway corporation, or a bankrupt estate. 2. A number or quantity which is to be divided. Origin: L. Dividendum thing to be divided, neut. Of the gerundive of dividere: cf. F. Dividende. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dividend

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divide and rule
divide up
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divided spectacles
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dividence
dividences
dividend (current term)
dividend equilisation reserve
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dividing line
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Literary usage of Dividend

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"If a stock dividend having incidents like those of this transaction, be within the Act, so also may the transaction itself be. (a) It is said by the court ..."

2. A Digest of the Laws of England by John Comyns, Anthony Hammond (1824)
"Assignees resisting payment of a dividend upon an objection to the debt, ... Creditor petitioning for payment of a dividend, it was ordered with interest ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1910)
"Neither party had heard of extra cash dividend nor of stock dividend declared. Held, that the "January dividend" reserved included only the cash dividends, ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1824)
"Peacock, Robert and SonĀ«, merchante in Paisley a dividend on 12th ... Wright, Alexander, fish-curer and dealer in herrings in Banff; a dividend 23d January. ..."

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