dividend-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: the earnings of a corporation distributed to shareholders

Commentary: DIVIDEND[+quantity][+profit][+distribution]

You'll have to pay taxes on those dividends received from your shares of Microsoft.
Smaller firms like to reinvest their earnings and not pay out quarterly dividends.
Will the new law affect the tax bracket for dividends?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: in the division operation, the number to be divided

Commentary: DIVIDEND[+operation][+division][+number]

If the dividend is ten and the divisor is two, the quotient is five.
The child can't yet do division when the dividend is a decimal number.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a benefit or perk of some kind

Commentary: DIVIDEND[+outcome][+reward]

An added dividend of this job is the weekly beer bash on Fridays.
Whatever happened to the so-called Peace dividend?
As a dividend of exceeding our sales quota, we got a free trip to Disneyland.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3