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dividend noun

1 payment on a company share

ADJ. high | 10%, etc. | fixed | increased | gross, total | net | expected a method of valuing shares based on expected dividends | annual, quarterly | interim | final | company | share Investors will still pay tax on their foreign share dividends. | cash

VERB + DIVIDEND pay | receive | announce, declare The company has not yet declared its dividends for this year. | recommend The board has recommended a final dividend of 6 pence per share. | boost, increase, lift, raise | hold, maintain The interim dividend is maintained at 2.5 cents per share. | cut, reduce, slash | pass During that time, dividends were cut or passed (= not paid) and there were plenty of closures.

DIVIDEND + VERB be up The dividend is up 10.6% to 11.3p. | go up, grow, jump, rise The dividend should jump to 5p. | stay The dividend stays at 0.5p. | be payable The final dividend, payable on July 1, is reduced to 1p.

DIVIDEND + NOUN payment, payout | growth, increase | cut | income, total, yield | policy

PREP. ~ on They have announced the quarterly dividend on the shares.

PHRASES an increase in a dividend

2 benefit/reward

ADJ. considerable, enormous, great, handsome, rich | economic

VERB + DIVIDEND bring, pay, produce, reap, yield Her hard work paid dividends when she won the school dancing competition. The company reaped rich dividends with its new strategy for packaging holidays.

PREP. ~ in The chain's investment in new stores is bringing dividends in new customers.