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DIVIDEND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dividend mean? 

DIVIDEND (noun)
  The noun DIVIDEND has 3 senses:

1. that part of the earnings of a corporation that is distributed to its shareholders; usually paid quarterly
2. a number to be divided by another number
3. a bonus; something extra (especially a share of a surplus)

  Familiarity information: DIVIDEND used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIVIDEND (noun)


Sense 1dividend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("dividend" is a kind of...):

earnings; lucre; net; net income; net profit; profit; profits (the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dividend"):

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)


Sense 2dividend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A number to be divided by another number

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Hypernyms ("dividend" is a kind of...):

number (a concept of quantity derived from zero and units)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dividend"):

numerator (the dividend of a fraction)


Sense 3dividend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A bonus; something extra (especially a share of a surplus)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("dividend" is a kind of...):

bonus; incentive (an additional payment (or other remuneration) to employees as a means of increasing output)


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