[ US /ˈdɪvɪˌdɛnd/ ]
[ UK /dˈɪvɪdənd/ ]
  1. a bonus; something extra (especially a share of a surplus)
  2. that part of the earnings of a corporation that is distributed to its shareholders; usually paid quarterly
  3. a number to be divided by another number
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How To Use dividend In A Sentence

  • This would see earnings per share fall to a level where the company would have to dip into reserves to pay the dividend at its current level.
  • LONDON, February 4/PRNewswire-FirstCall/-- The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc ( "RDS") today announced an interim dividend in respect of the fourth quarter of 2009 of US$0. 42 per A and B ordinary share, an increase of 5% over the US dollar dividend for the same quarter last year. The Earth Times Online Newspaper
  • That largesse extends to shareholders, who will receive a 25p special dividend. Times, Sunday Times
  • The Directors propose to offer ordinary shareholders the opportunity to receive fully paid ordinary shares in the Company in lieu of the cash dividend.
  • Et vu le volume de production attribuable au capital commun, le dividende à cha­cun devrait être au moins suffisant pour couvrir les besoins essentiels de l'existence. Qu'est-ce que le vrai Crédit Social? Au-dessus des partis politiques
  • The Hill's liberals will count it a successful session if they can scratch up a billion or so out of the defense budget, add in the money freed up if, as expected, Carter's counter-inflationary "real-wage insurance" plan is defeated, and then spread the dividends among the hardest-hit programs. The Politics of Austerity
  • The Directors propose to offer shareholders the opportunity to receive fully paid ordinary shares in the Company in lieu of the cash dividend.
  • Resolution has rewarded its shareholders with a double-digit increase in the dividend and promised stellar investment returns despite putting acquisitions on hold. Times, Sunday Times
  • So early intervention may yet pay dividends. The Sun
  • For three years or so the squares lay open, and their sacred turf was trodden by the feet of working-class children, a sight to make dividend-drawers gnash their false teeth.
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