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Dividend meaning

dividend - 4 dictionary results

  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. 2. A number or quantity which is to be divided.
  3. 3. A portion of profits distributed by a corporation to its shareholders based on the type of stock and number of shares owned. Dividends are usually paid in cash, though they may also be paid in the form of additional shares of stock or other property. The amount of a dividend is established by the corporation's board of directors; however, state laws often restrict a corporation's ability to declare dividends by requiring a minimum level of profits or assets before the dividend can be approved.
  4. 4. Number or sum to be divided; share of a sum divided.

dividend - examples of usage

  1. And it showed a very large probable dividend on its capital, on those reduced figures. - "Two Years in Oregon", Wallis Nash.
  2. We made the dividend, and two hundred and fifty dollars of it belongs to you, but Marston's word is law in that bank. - "The Man from Jericho", Edwin Carlile Litsey.
  3. Won't you please have the dividend declared at the bank, instead of passing it? - "The Man from Jericho", Edwin Carlile Litsey.
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