- the number or quantity to be divided
- a sum or quantity, usually of money, to be divided among stockholders, creditors, members of a cooperative, etc.
- an individual's share of such a sum or quantity
- a gift of something extra; bonus
- the refund made under some insurance policies to the insured from the year's surplus profit
Origin of dividendfrom Classical Latin dividendum, that which is to be divided from dividendus, gerund, gerundive of dividere