- a pro-rata share in an amount to be distributed.
- a sum of money paid to shareholders of a corporation out of earnings.
Origin of dividend
Related formssu·per·div·i·dend, noun
Examples from the Web for dividend
Since then, all dividend payments have been frozen and Iran receives “no uranium or revenue from the mine.”
In exchange for the cash, Fannie and Freddie issued preferred stock to Treasury that was supposed to pay 10 percent dividend.Remember the $182 Billion AIG Bailout? It Just Wasn’t Generous Enough|Daniel Gross|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fannie Mae in September paid a $10.2 billion dividend and Freddie Mac paid a $4.4 billion dividend.Government Shuts Down and Private Sector Feels the Pain, Too|Daniel Gross|October 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The company also announced Tuesday that it would jack up its quarterly dividend by 26.7 percent, from 30 cents to 38 percent.
Some of the dividend yielding sectors like telecom and utilities make up a significant portion of the portfolio.
So long as they pay a dividend they will keep on upon their present lines.New Worlds For Old|Herbert George Wells
He advised that the "War of World Conquest" was not likely to produce a dividend, because its name was against it.
But a bank can retain a dividend that has been declared to reduce the indebtedness of the owner to the bank for his stock.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
The directors, however, who control the company can make up their minds beforehand whether they will declare a dividend or not.Twentieth Century Socialism|Edmond Kelly
Well, I could not make out that any of these companies have ever earned any money, a dividend, don't you call it?The Yellow God|H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for dividend
- a distribution from the net profits of a company to its shareholders
- a pro-rata portion of this distribution received by a shareholder