• WordNet 3.6
    • n dividend a bonus; something extra (especially a share of a surplus)
    • n dividend that part of the earnings of a corporation that is distributed to its shareholders; usually paid quarterly
    • n dividend a number to be divided by another number
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every Alaskan citizen over the age of 6 months receives an oil dividend check of about $1000 per year
    • Dividend (Math) A number or quantity which is to be divided.
    • Dividend 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dividend A sum to be divided into equal parts, or one to be distributed proportionately. Particularly— In mathematics, a number or quantity which is to be divided by another called the divisor, the result being called the quotient.
    • n dividend The share of one of the individuals among whom a sum is so divided; a share or portion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dividend div′i-dend that which is to be divided: the share of a sum divided that falls to each individual, by way of interest or otherwise
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  • Claude M. Bristol
    “Doing things for others always pays dividends...”
  • Ray Kroc
    Ray Kroc
    “Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.”
  • Dan Quayle
    “The peace dividend is peace.”
  • John D. Rockefeller
    “Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. dividendum, thing to be divided, neut. of the gerundive of dividere,: cf. F. dividende,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. dividendumdividĕre.


In literature:

They all pay dividends of from 6 to 18 per cent.
"Town Life in Australia" by R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
Through life's dark road his sordid way he wends, An incarnation of fat dividends.
"Familiar Quotations" by Various
She is still earning heavy dividends for her owners.
"The Romance of the Coast" by James Runciman
Dividend (finance) = rento.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
Now, these dividends run up to 40 per cent.
"Random Reminiscences of Men and Events" by John D. Rockefeller
There is no investment which yields such dividends as the society you will find in your home.
"The Young Man and the World" by Albert J. Beveridge
He appeared before the shareholders, offered, if his advice and methods were adopted, to guarantee double the then dividend.
"Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland" by Joseph Tatlow
Well, he's the Mesaba agent of Corrugated affairs, the big noise at the dirt end of the dividends.
"On With Torchy" by Sewell Ford
I must say, though, that for a party who's been crossed off the dividend list for more'n a year, he's chuckin' a good bluff.
"Wilt Thou Torchy" by Sewell Ford
We'll buy out of our own yards, and the men shall have the back-pay dividends.
"The Quickening" by Francis Lynde

In poetry:

The hippo's feeble steps may err
In compassing material ends,
While the True Church need never stir
To gather in its dividends.
"The Hippopotamus" by T S Eliot
Their objects were - their only cares -
To justify their Boards in showing
A handsome dividend on shares
And keep their good promoter going.
"The Folly of Brown -" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Or else, tomorrow, workers, kings and crooks
Will all have aeroplanes and be fast friends,
In a world no longer divided by dividends,
Where love will be almost as simple as it looks.
"Progression" by Francis Scarfe
Therefore well may Nature keep
Equal faith with all who sleep,
Set her watch of hills around
Christian grave and heathen mound,
And to cairn and kirkyard send
Summer's flowery dividend.
"The Grave" by John Greenleaf Whittier
We drink to thy past and thy future to-day,
Strong right arm of Boston, stretched out o'er the bay.
May the winds waft the wealth of all nations to thee,
And thy dividends flow like the waves of the sea!
"For The Centennial Dinner" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Does This Stock Have the Power to Generate Increasing Dividends.
Cal-maine Foods Incorporated (CALM) announced its quarterly dividend of 52 cents per share, an increase of about 43% over its prior dividend in April of 36.4 cents.
The dividend will be paid on Aug 26 to shareholders of record on Aug 11.
" No way to get the revenue necessary without significant changes on capital gains and dividends".
Energizer Holdings Incorporated (ENR) maintained a dividend of 40 cents per share.
Old Line Bancshares Named Top Dividend Stock With Insider Buying and 1.56% Yield.
OLP Dividend Yield Pushes Above 7. Dividend stock analysis.
One Liberty Properties, Inc Named Top Dividend Stock With Insider Buying and 7.89% Yield ( OLP ).
Cook and Oppenheimer on dividend and buyback.
Organized labor expects big dividends from US election victory.
JCB's strategy of taking the retail route in India has paid rich dividends, but can it protect its turf in the wake of more intense competition.
Precision Castparts ( PCP ) maintained its quarterly dividend of 3 cents per share.
5 Small-Cap Dividend Plays for Risk-Embracing Investors.
Pembina Pipeline Corp Goes Ex-Dividend Soon.
Top 10th Percentile Ranked Dividend Stock HPT Enters Oversold Territory.

In science:

Since the money market account has endogenous dividends paid at time T , the dividends generated by the endowed portfolio θ (0) i0− of this asset are not included in the investor’s income process Yi .
Incomplete Continuous-time Securities Markets with Stochastic Income Volatility
Thus if {St}t≥0 represents the price of an asset that pays no dividend, then {πtSt}t≥0 is a martingale.
Rational term structure models with geometric Levy martingales
An optimal dividends problem with a terminal value for spectrally negative Lévy processes with a completely monotone jump density. J.
Occupation times of spectrally negative L\'evy processes with applications
The company controls the dividend pay-out dynamically with the ob jective to maximize the expected total discounted dividends until ruin.
Optimal dividend control for a generalized risk model with investment incomes and debit interest
However, starting from the middle of 1990’s, a large number of papers dealing with optimization problems for insurance companies, use the diffusion process - a limiting process of the Cram´er-Lundberg model, to model the reserve in the absence of the dividends, e.g.
Optimal dividend control for a generalized risk model with investment incomes and debit interest