div|i|dend

div|i|dend
div|i|dend «DIHV uh dehnd», noun.
1. a number or quantity to be divided by another: »

In 8 ÷ 2, 8 is the dividend.

2. money earned as profit by a company and divided among the owners or stockholders of the company.
3. a share of such money.
4. a refund of part of the premiums paid to an insurance company, given to a person holding a participating insurance policy out of the company's surplus earnings: »

With our policy-holder dividends your total savings can be really surprising (Newsweek).

5. Law. a sum of money divided among the creditors of a bankrupt estate.
6. Especially British. a bonus: »

Soldiers are citizens of death's grey land, Drawing no dividend from time's tomorrows (Siegfried Sassoon).

[< Latin dīvidendum (thing) to be divided; neuter gerundive of dīvidere; see etym. under divide (Cf.divide)]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • ex-div|i|dend — «EHKS DIHV uh dehnd», adverb, adjective. without the dividend next to be paid included in the sale price of stocks or shares …   Useful english dictionary

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  • dividend — div|i|dend [ dıvı,dend ] noun count * 1. ) a share of the profits of a company, paid once or twice a year to the people who own the company s STOCK 2. ) TECHNICAL a number that is going to be divided by another number pay dividends INFORMAL if… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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