Definition of dividend in English:
1A sum of money paid regularly (typically annually) by a company to its shareholders out of its profits (or reserves).
- Tax exemptions on dividend payments from pension funds have been scrapped.
- With this strategy, you chose securities that pay a high level of dividends or coupon payments.
- This has boosted the bargaining power of the unions, which can now pay dividends to their member cooperatives.
1.1A payment divided among a number of people, e.g. winners in a football pool or members of a cooperative.
- Blue Sun is already planning to make its first dividend payment to co-op members.
- Among the dividends provided by the Public Choice Center, solitude to plow one's own furrow was distinctly absent.
- Other funds have been used to invest in local schools or paid out as cash dividends to Torra's members.
1.2An individual’s share of a dividend.
- However, at present, we are boosting our long-term returns by reinvesting our dividends into yet more shares.
- Assume that you reinvest your dividends and capital gains payouts in shares of the fund.
- These are schemes operated by companies that allow investors to re-invest their cash dividends in shares.
1.3 (dividends) A benefit from an action or policy: buying a rail pass may still pay dividends
More example sentences
- No, my policy of sticking to clear spirits pays dividends.
- Careful cultivation of the UN pays dividends, like the need to present its policies abroad in a more reassuring manner.
- He said: ‘We are absolutely delighted with the results and it has proved our strategy that targeting seats pays dividends.’
Words that rhyme with dividendU-bend • bookend
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