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Webster 1913 Edition


Dividend

Div′i-dend

,
Noun.
[L.
dividendum
thing to be divided, neut. of the gerundive of
dividere
: cf. F.
dividende
.]
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.
(Math.)
A number or quantity which is to be divided.

Webster 1828 Edition


Dividend

DIVIDEND

,
Noun.
1.
A part or share; particularly, the share of the interest or profit of stock in trade or other employment, which belongs to each proprietor according to his proportion of the stock or capital.
2.
In arithmetic, the number to be divided into equal parts.

Definition 2022


Dividend

Dividend

See also: dividend

German

Noun

Dividend m (genitive Dividenden, plural Dividenden)

  1. (mathematics) dividend

Declension

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dividend

dividend

See also: Dividend

English

Noun

dividend (plural dividends)

  1. (arithmetic) A number or expression that is to be divided by another.
    In "42 ÷ 3" the dividend is the 42.
  2. (finance) A pro rata payment of money by a company to its shareholders, usually made periodically (eg, quarterly or annually).
  3. (figuratively) Beneficial results from a metaphorical investment (of time, effort, etc.)
    His 10,000 hours of practice and recitals eventually paid dividends when he become first-chair violinist.
    • 2012, Cameron Haley, Retribution:
      That blood and pain paid a dividend, too, even when the subject wasn't a sorcerer.
    • 2014, Bobby Adair, Slow Burn: Dead Fire, Book 4::
      The money I'd spent on getting scuba certified was about to pay a dividend. My half-baked escape plan came together.
    • 2016, Christina Stead, The Beauties and Furies, page 163:
      'Why not: you, Elvira, will shortly pay a dividend, that is, have a child.'

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Swedish

Noun

dividend c

  1. (arithmetic) dividend
  2. (finance, Finland) dividend

Declension

Inflection of dividend 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative dividend dividenden dividender dividenderna
Genitive dividends dividendens dividenders dividendernas

Synonyms

  • (finance): utdelning